Every time the holiday season rolls around, I squirm, because I know there will be an avalanche of blog posts and articles and videos around how to eat healthy, how to stick to whatever diet you are on, how to stay on track, etc.
And I always roll my eyes when I read them and I’m just like URRRGGGHHH!
Because WHYYYY do we ALWAYS have to be SOOOO self-righteous!? Why do we always have to be so proper, and stay away from the fat, or the carbs, or whatever we are supposed to stay away from these days??
Why can’t we all just have some fun, and eat whatever and drink whatever and be ok with it and not feel bad about it?
For just one week! Is that so bad?
So, because I like to lead by example, here’s what I’m going to do this Christmas:
- Drink my spiked eggnog lattes
- Eat all the gravy and the cranberry sauce
- Fight over chocolate with my kid (and do my best to win!)
And I’m going to be happy in the process, because these are the things you are supposed to do at Christmas!
Because having fun and enjoying yourself, and laughing, and letting go, is actually good for you and reduces stress!
And I’m not going to worry about how much I’m eating and drinking, and put myself down because crap, this thing had 200 calories and now I have to be on the treadmill for like 2hrs.
Whatever! Let’s all be real here and stop trying to be all perfect all the time!
So, this Christmas, here is my health tip for you:
Eat your damn chocolate, have fun with your family and enjoy your life, because if you don’t, then why are you alive?
And then give me a call in January! 🙂
Merry Christmas everyone!!
PS: If you really do want to stay healthy this Christmas and pretend you aren’t tempted by all the goodies, then last year I wrote a blog post with a few actual tips and tricks on how to keep on top of things over the holidays. All of my tips still apply! Feel free to check it out: Your complete guide to survive the holidays and not get fat
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