Moderation means being within reasonable limits;
avoidance of excesses or extremes.
This concept is a large part of a my dieting hobby,
and it is important for any type of dieting lifestyle.
Even if I've chosen to eliminate specific foods from my life,
many tasty foods remain to tempt me to eat more than my body needs.
For me the most important (and difficult) thing about holiday eating
is to keep away from the "all or nothing" mindset.
I need to make intentional food choices, and eat mindfully.
During Holiday celebrations, I work to prioritize the treats I'm going to choose,
I look everything over first and pick the things that look good to me.,
and work to eat those things in moderation.
Mostly, I choose to leave behind foods, like chips and dips,
that are available anytime during the year.
I find that it is important for me to be realistic.
Depriving myself of special holiday foods,
or feeling guilty when I choose to enjoy them
isn't going to help me maintain my weight-loss long-term.
I'm not going to lose weight during the holidays.
For me that is a self-defeating goal,
But I need to work to maintain my weight
by balancing Holiday food with other meals.
It is a week before Christmas.
Even if we are frustrated with all the holiday goodies
and scared to get on the scale,
……………..(go weigh yourself right now)……
the good news is there still is time to get things under control
and enjoy the season in moderation.
It’s never too late.
When it comes to a dieting lifestyle,
every day is a new day.
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