Christmas is tomorrow and I’m certainly not going to preach or tell you not to enjoy the odd glass of malt wine and a mince pie. But if you have lost weight from dieting this year and you don’t want to put on substantial weight during the holidays your going to need a plan. Nothing excessive but you do need to practice mindful eating.
Be aware of how much you’re eating and try to stop at 1 or 2 mince pies. Binge eating for 2 or 3 days is okay as long as you’re mindful not eating excessively it’s not the end of the world and neither is going berserk on the old christmas pud. Eat it, enjoy it, don’t obsess or feel guilty about it and get back on the bandwagon as soon as possible. Set a date to do so and stick to it.
The reason most people put on weight is not because they spent 3 or 4 days slightly over eating its because they spend 2 weeks or more seriously over eating. One reason for this is what I like to call ‘in for a penny in for a pound’ attitude. You have done it now you might as well eat the rest to fill in the blank with delicious treat. This is a dangerous attitude to have and leads to a feeling of guilt and yoyo dieting and a bad relationship with food.
Go in with a plan stick to it eat until you’re full, consciously ask yourself if you have had enough, if the answer is no have some more but if you’re satisfied put your feet up and watch the Queen’s speech. And have a happy Christmas 😀