Traditionally, the Thanksgiving holiday is a day to celebrate how grateful we are for the blessings in our lives. One of the ways we celebrate our thanks is to enjoy a meal with family and/or friends.
For the diet industry, this season has become a time to capitalize on selling “guilt free” holiday eating tips to the public. Talk about a total buzz kill.
First off, guilt should never be associated with food ever. While the diet industry might mean well, research continues to prove that diets cause more harm than good, and more stress than pleasure. So why on earth, should any of us want to go into diet mode during the holiday season?
I can give you a list of reasons why I recommend you avoid dieting during the holidays and every day of your life. However, in an effort to keep this blog post short, (some of you may be busy and/or traveling this week), I’m offering one simple tip when it comes to the holidays and food. Enjoy yourself.
I’m not suggesting you completely disregard self control. That might actually make you feel kind of yucky. What I am suggesting is that you enjoy yourself and enter into this holiday season with a sense of peace around food. Whether you are celebrating in a large group or spending the holidays quietly at home, allow yourself to have fun, give thanks, and taste all that the season has to offer.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!