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11/20/15 4:49 A

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My basic nutrition plan is to avoid flour and sugar and I do stick with that always. Indulging for the Holidays for me means I don't get crazy about portion control.
I have been free of refined carbs for 25 years and I'm not going to break that streak. Though I am finding through the years that the volume of food that I can eat (on Holidays) is diminishing - a far cry from my younger years of massive weekly binging.

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11/19/15 10:09 P

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I am like Bob. I don't indulge either. Yesterday, we had our company Thanksgiving luncheon. I am new to the company but most people know my eating habits. Everyone kept asking me if I was going to visit the desert table and I politely said no. I don't really have any problems staying away from all of that sugar and bad stuff. I realize it is probably harder for a person that loves eating, but I am not one of those people. I see food as energy and that's pretty much about it.

If you have been following a particular nutrition plan and daily exercise for a while and you are doing good. I would not indulge on Thanksgiving. That re induces all of those foods that you are not used to eating back into your body.

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11/15/15 8:10 A

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I don't overindulge. I remember all my years of overeating, feeling bloated after holiday meals and the need to over exercise afterwards. I eat within my caloric range, and allow myself some foods I might not otherwise eat but a small portion of it. We do a family football game before Thanksgiving meal so we burn some calories (uses my 2 acre back yard well) and on Christmas we do a family scavenger hunt in the back yard where I have previously hid stuff. So we incorporate some exercise during the days, and I plan my meals so I cut back a little before and after so if I do go over, it won't hurt me.

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11/15/15 7:56 A

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Hey men - just wondering what your plan is for the upcoming festivities.
Do you allow yourself to indulge for a day at a time? How do you get back on track afterwards?
For me, I know that I will partake in a bit of overindulgence on Thanksgiving and Christmas knowing full well that the following day I will have to get back in my regular routine and not allow one day of celebration turn into two, then a week and, ultimately a "what-the-hell-I'll-start-in-the-new-year" rationalization.
Thoughts? Plans? Strategies?

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