Every year around Thanksgiving something happens. People put their health and nutrition on the back burner and swear to start anew January 1st. It frustrates me to no end…quite possibly because I used to be “one of these people”. Now I’m not saying this is everyone but I would venture to guess it is the vast majority.

For me, I would attend a holiday party and stuff my face. Then I would feel so bad about myself I’d stuff my face the next day. The cycle would continue until I’d just decide it was pointless and I’d get back on the wagon January 1st, at which point I’d probably have a good 10 lbs to lose not to mention how crappy I’d feel about myself.

So I wonder, why does it have to be an all or nothing thing? You can still enjoy your holiday goodies in moderation and get in some exercise, so that you don’t have an additional 10 lbs to take off later.

So enjoy those treats in moderation. Ask yourself if that cookie is worth an extra 30 minutes on the treadmill. Lets practice mindful eating. Stuffing your face is optional….

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