Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Diet Tips for the Devious

I get so sick of hearing folks lament about the calories, as they're grazing at the kitchen counter of a festive gathering.  It's a time to enjoy some of the finer things in life!  Please, there's no need to overdramatize the weight you feel that you're going to gain from that cookie!  Moderation is the key to everything.  Of course, if you're like me and struggle with moderation, here are a few tips for you:

  • Eat while standing, the act helps to burn calories.
  • Indulge in the treats, while in the company of three or more, as calories don't count. (Three is a magic number!)
  • Lick the icing off of the Christmas cut-outs and put the cookie back on the platter.
  • Pick the red hots off of the cookies and just eat them.
  • Take just one bite of every treat and give the rest to the child of an annoying relative to give their kid an extra boost of "energy."
  • If guilt still overwhelms, resort to doing kegels while sitting at the table, drinking your cup of cheer.  (You'll sit straighter and look thinner.)

When all else fails, know that there is always someone who is fatter than you.  Also, I recommend pulling out pictures of your high school years and see how thin you were then, as compared to now.  Know that in another 10 years, you'll be wishing you were as thin as you are now. 

So seize the moment and have that cookie; just don't tell everyone how much you're going to regret the calories.  We're all wrestling with our own inner demons.  Or in my case, this year, I'll be doing my part to create sugar-laden demons, with tip number five from the above list!

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