Holiday food

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mfraser

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Posted: 12 Dec 2010, 13:29
So the holiday season has pretty much started, and Im starting to get a little nervous. Ive worked pretty hard to get where I am now, and I dont want it to be ruined over break. But with Christmas come all the parties, baking, and holiday food.

My roommates already bought boxes of candy canes and a huge platter of oh-so-tempting Christmas cookies. Also, when I get home from college, my mom already has a day planned for baking. My friends have a party set up to exchange cookies instead of buying each other gifts. AHHHH!!!! I usually dont have a problem when it comes to buying healthy food and I can resist buying junk, but when someone offers it to me or if its constantly sitting in front of me...I can rarely hold out.

Does anyone have any advice for holiday eating?? Luckily I'll be able to go to the gym a lot but my will power gets a little weak around this time


Hoser

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Posted: 12 Dec 2010, 13:34
One sugar cookie has 70 calories, according to the food database. If you eat 50 of them, assuming that your other calorie consumption and burn are in sync, you'll gain one pound.

The key is moderation. You don't have to deprive yourself, but don't stuff yourself either. Pay attention to portion sizes and have smaller amounts of calorie-dense food. And if you do gain a pound or two, it's not the end of the world.
k8yk

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Posted: 12 Dec 2010, 13:38
Indulge in the things you really love in moderation, but don't eat just because it's there. There are always so many christmas treats in my office, but a lot of it is really mediocre. Don't eat it just because it's there. Only eat it when it's something you really love.

I declined the office cookie exchange. I don't need all those cookies sitting around. A few cookies, sure. Mounds and mounds of them? Overkill. No thanks.
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healthnutmom

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Posted: 12 Dec 2010, 14:55
I agree with k8yt. I only eat what I really love and what looks really delicious and high quality. That's why most of the time, I end up eating nothing at these shindigs, but I'll go home later and have a nice homemade treat that I really want. And that's good advice, not just for dieting through the holidays, but for the rest of your life.
islandchick

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Posted: 12 Dec 2010, 16:12
Some really solid advise here. What I try and do is "taste" what I really want and ignore the rest. As k8yt says most of it is mediocre anyway.
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