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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tips for Holiday Dieting~~~~

This is the time of year when we all can throw caution to the wind.
This is from my friend and travel buddy Jerry. He has a great twist on Holiday dieting.
Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the holiday spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.
Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare. You cannot find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!
If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone.. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.
As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.
Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a holiday party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello? Hell, do what my friend did today and bring along some plastic containers so that you can stock on the leftovers.
Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.
If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.
One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate and wine in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
You wonder why I love that guy :-) Now I'm off to the store to get my Matzoh for some baking.
Merry Christmas y'all~
Sandi

3 comments:

Recipe360 said...

I'm all for that kind of dieting around the holidays! you only get this kind of food once per year right?

Sourkraut said...

Love it! He made me laugh from start to finish. Great words to live by.

Annie said...

Carrots at Christmas??? Well, in my cake, definitely, but that's about it. I've thrown caution to the wind, for sure. January 1st can't get here soon enough and all the goodies will be gone.

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