With Christmas coming up, I am not planning to bake cookies etc. because I know I can eat them straight out of the freezer. Will make a Christmas Pudding and mincemeat pie closer to the day & I will send the leftovers home with my kids!
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I never really did "diet" so I won't' be doing it during the holidays. I will pay attention to what I'm eating and drinking and make healthy ( or healthier) choices every chance I get. Make sure I get in my exercise. And if I overdo it once in a while it'll all balance out.
This is the 8th year for me going into a holiday season and the first one was when I was losing weight and was able to lose I little between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Every other year I basically maintained and was back at goal very quickly.
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Diet simply means what one eats. Everyone has a diet and it automatically includes everything that passes their lips. I think one of the important things to remember during the holidays is that there are very few foods that you can't find during the rest of the year. So you don't have to eat a whole year's worth of turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce at the end of November. If you really wanted to you could have Turkey in May, cranberry sauce in June and stuffing in July. Focus on the people and activities and don't treat the food as if it is your last opportunity to eat it for the next year. Have some of what you want, but make sure it's within a reasonable margin of error for how many calories you actually burn. In other words it's okay to have a 2500 cal day here and there if you burn 2000 cals a day (and especially if you are eating 1800 cals a day the other days), but consistently eating 3000 cals a day will cause issues. You have to find the balance for you.
The "Holidays" will have a few more special (aka higher calorie) meals...but I don't get obsessive about calorie counting for those. I will use the plate method, making sure I'm checking in on serving sizes of Protein, Fat, Carbs and fiber. And those special casseroles, etc, I will limit my serving size and enjoy them totally!! Happy Holidays! Remember, Life is short... patti
Patti "The only thing we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf: Lord of the Rings
I don't "diet" any more. I WILL maintain my healthy lifestyle through the holidays... just as I do any other time. I also WILL allow for treats...just as I do any other time.
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