Food For Thought: Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy
The Washington Post “Local Living” section had a great article recently about “12 Ways To Make The Season Light” with tips from regular people who have lost weight and kept it off on how to survive the holidays. I couldn’t find it online, so I scanned it and thought I would share it here.
It’s definitely worth a read, and I love that they spoke to everyday people who struggle with the same temptations and tribulations that the rest of us do (instead of celebrities, who have personal chefs and trainers and food processors and…oh, you get what I mean!). The one Holiday Party that I made it to last week (before I got sick) was a bad, bad example of how tempting these affairs can be. It was for my office, and it was a buffet, and I literally piled my plate with mounds and mounds of creamy, saucy, absolutely delicious and artery-clogging food and then topped it off with a trip to the open bar. Ugh. Seriously made me feel terrible, and a really eye-opening example of how I need to have more self-control. Was three giant ravioli really necessary? No, one would have been plenty. So, keeping the above tips in mind, like “enjoy what you eat” or “make home a junk-free zone” are simple and rational ways to deal with the smorgasborg that holiday parties generally lead to. And, as I’ve somehow been more social in these past few months than in my entire 25 years on this earth, I have quite a few more of these to face, and I look forward to making better choices. And you can too.