As we head towards the holidays we are probably worrying about how to stay clean with all the fantastic food around. Making it, eating it, buying it, looking at it...how on earth do we stay on track.
Well, if you are working at a lifestyle and not a diet here's a revolutionary idea for you. The question is - How do I stay away from eating food I'm not supposed to eat. My answer is.......shhh!..... DON'T.
Excuse me.... before you have a coughing fit and swallow your dentures, my rationale is this.
If you have commited to sensible eating for the rest of your life, call that 100%. All the holidays for the rest of your life, which hopefully are a plenty, but if you stack them up against the days that you'll still be sucking air on this planet probably amount to 1%...OK call it 5%, let's be generous.
Eat well for 95% of the year and have a little fall down for the other 5% how much damage do you think you are doing. Right...not a lot.
Personally, I think that most of us have such a long ingrained history of improper eating habits that trying to stay clean is all the time is counter productive...I think you would binge much more if you think you can do the 100% rather than just backing off a little during holidays when family and friends are eating food that you love.
Now slow down there cowboy, I don't mean demolishing the cake trolley before anybody else gets there....I'm talking about eating moderate plates of the same food that everyone else is eating.
Much easier to stay with the program I think...especially for mothers preparing Christmas dinner. Gotta be tough if you are preparing a slap up dinner with all them fixins, and you are planning to eat tuna and green salad.
I mean there are some that CAN do this but your name is NOT Carlos DeJesus, so don't even try.
Take a load of guilt off, relax and enjoy the festive season like everyone else.
However, a word of caution....THE FESTIVE SEASON DOES NOT RUN TO EASTER.
A final word over this time. Let's remember the real reason for Christmas and be thankful.