After happily spending the last few days eating my weight in cookies and jalapeno popper dip (sinfully delicious), it’s time to get some greens back into my diet.
My holiday eating rule is that there really are no rules. I simply enjoy everything and then get back on track once it’s over. Basically, I adopt the see food diet – I see food, I eat it.
In the past, I’ve found that when I try to put restrictions on myself during the holidays, I just end up wanting everything that much more. It just doesn’t work for me. I’m all about everything in moderation and if I eat without abandon a few times a year (e.g., the holidays) than I’m good with that.
I think this works for me because I no longer have that “well, I ate so much this weekend what’s the point of eating healthy today” mentality. Instead, I just get right back to eating healthfully and forget about it.
This year, I went all out with the desserts. My best friend invited me over for a Christmas eve morning cookie extravaganza and it ended up being very successful (and delicious). In fact, we’re going to make it a yearly thing. There’s nothing like creating new traditions!
We made shortbread cookies,
copycat thin mints (only better) and peanut butter Ritz dipped in chocolate,