Monday, December 19, 2011

Hey you! You know who you are. The one who turns a frowned nose up at every christmas cookie that passes and feels the constant need to remind others of your dieting habits as they sip happily on their egg nog. 'Tis the season to be JOLLY!! But you feel soo threated by the constant food temptation and the thought of looking like Jolly old saint nick that you sit on everyone elses fun, standing over there in the corner with your carrot sticks glaring at everyone.

LOL Hello my fellow "health conscience people" . This is the seaon of christmas cookies, egg nogg, buche de noel, and many more tasty treats that make us shiver and think of the gym when even passing the table. Some of us can remember the days of eating pound upon pound of cookie dough and then finishing off the cookies after they had been cooked. BUT NOT TO FRET MES AMIS we too can enjoy the holidays and all of its deliciousness and not feel like we couldnt fit down the chimney afterwards :)

1) PORTION CONTROL - Walk around and socialize more than you spend at the buffet table
2) DO YOUR RESEARCH - Search for nutritional facts on your favorite treats. you might be surprised.
3) BRING SOMETHING- Stop being a mooch lol but yes if you bring something healthy but tasty you know exactly whats in it and it gives others insight to how healthy foods can also be delicious.
4) TRY VEGAN!- SILK now sells this AMAZING vegan nogg that is only 90 cals. a serving. SO lift a glassfull!!
5) EARLY MORNING WORKOUT!- the day gets soo hectic and busy , so squeezing a workout in seems nearly impossible, but starting your day out right gives you more insentive to be "good" thoughout your day and comfort if you dont ;).
6) THE 1 COOKIE RULE: There will many many different verieties of cookies from sugar to chocolate chip to thomas jefferson bachlor buttons. Just have one of each. A "sampler" if you will.
7) DONT MAKE A MEAL OUT OF A SNACK! - Now i know just about everyone can hear their mama saying this to them, but it still rings true today. Christmas cookies and egg nogg are not a meal, so dont eat your weight in them
8) JUST HAVE FUN! WHo cares if you accidentally go over your calories for that one day. It didnt take a day to make you fat previously and you now know what needs to be done to work it off. Just enjoy yourself. THis is a time of reflecting and joyfulness so embrace the spirit of the holidays and be joyful.

Hope this helped someone!

Be blessed,

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    Thanks for the great blog, these are helpful reminders and Hopefully they help all of us this Christmas
    3086 days ago
    I know me and I cannot eat "just one", especially if it's sweet. So I have to not eat it at all. I learned the hard way and gained back a lot of weight in the process.

    I think the main thing we all have to remember is that everyone is different and what works for one will not work for another. I don't think I am a grinch at gatherings. I eat what I can, leave the rest, and try to socialize more instead. I will admit I skipped my office's holiday party where I knew this would be a problem rather than have to deal with people trying to get me to "eat just a little" and have a drink too. I did attend a brunch and my DH's holiday party and I don't think anyone even noticed that I wasn't eating everything.

    Merry Christmas!
    3086 days ago
    Glad to hear you've found a way to manage holiday can be done! You don't have to give up having a good time with coworkers, friends and family over food. Keep working it to find what works for you! emoticon
    3086 days ago
    Im a vegetarian also and i have found that when you explain to people in a loving manner that you do not eat meat they are actually very accommidating :) They actually think its fun to try things that i now eat and experiment further with it. Sometimes it not about what you say, but how you say it .

    Be blessed in your holidays
    3087 days ago
    This was such a fun blog to read, and so much of it rings true!
    I recently became a vegetarian (beginning of Nov) and my family was filled with questions when I went home for Thanksgiving. I made sure to tell them that since I would never judge or comment on how they eat (I myself ate that way for many years) that I would appreciate the same for what I eat. This includes HOW MUCH. That seemed to make the point without being too critical or mean.

    Thanks for sharing, and wishing you and yours the best this holiday season!
    3087 days ago
    right-- i've noticed how 'snacks' can easily become much more voluminous than regular meals!
    (oh it's just a little snack... c'mon...) emoticon
    3087 days ago
    Awww :( Im sorry it didnt work for you. NOt everthing that works for one person will work for someone else. ME and my family are very close ( as are many people of my culture) and food is a big part of that bond. This blog is more for people who are like me and have been struggling with a new lifestyle and need help. If you dont THATS GREAT! :) Keep up the good work & Congrats on your weight loss!! :)
    3087 days ago
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    This is where your wrong, I lost 176lbs and join in the company despite being on this journey many years. People around me ask what is wrong with the food, a little won't hurt and roll with it.. I knew how to roll with it, the company whom make the food in general make it the table subject sport to tell me what is healthy and what is not.. I am comfortable eating my own food people are free to try my receipes I bring with me- but have forgotten if I see anything worth trying I know how to feed me.. I don't need their advice while they stuff their faces and feel bad for the next many days.. They get more overweight each and every year and I gave up turning up to celebrations.. Even if I never would dream of calling them out about what is on their plate they have the nerve to look at mine and say stuff..

    I wish I experienced what you said- but it didn't work this way for me..
    3087 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/19/2011 12:17:07 PM
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