christmas dietChristmas is next week, and I thought I’d give you a few tips on how to stick with your diet on Christmas.

Some of you probably know that I am currently on a diet plan, “The Colorado Diet.” And I mentioned it a few months ago, but I never gave you an update.

The reason I never gave an update, is because I stopped following it. However, on November 26th, I restarted.  I am not ashamed to tell you that I restarted. An update is coming after I finish the plan.

My Diet Is Not Important

Now, back to how to stick with your diet on Christmas. Christmas, like Thanksgiving, is a time when family and friends get together with food as the main attraction for these celebrations.

When I visited my mother for Thanksgiving, I enjoyed her food, and for some reason, it was the best tasting food; it was delicious. Maybe, I was missing my mom’s cooking, but I enjoyed it.

So how will you stick to your diet on Christmas? Have you seriously been contemplating that question? I bet you’ve even worked up some stress about it too.

I know you have because I used to be stressed when I was following restrictive diets. I believe family hated to see me coming because they knew I would say, “I can’t eat that, I don’t eat that, I can only eat the vegetables.”

I’m sure you get where I’m coming from, but seriously my diet was a big conversation when it shouldn’t have been. Nevertheless, I lived through it and learned from it.

Here’s how you stick to your diet on Christmas:

You Don’t!

Yes, I said you don’t stick to your diet on Christmas. I know you’re thinking, “What is she talking about, don’t stick to my diet? I’m not getting fat and gaining more weight.”

Sorry to break it to you, but one day of eating food that is comforting and delicious won’t hurt you.

Are you eating these comforting Christmas foods every day? I don’t believe you are.

Do you know that allowing yourself to eat those comforting foods can lower your stress? Well, I’m not sure if this is a scientific fact, but I know that when we embrace food for what it is and not see it as the enemy, and allow ourselves to enjoy the food; good things happen.

Relax Yourself

Have you ever gone on vacation, and ate whatever you wanted and when you returned from vacation, you lost weight instead of gained weight? It happens and you’re probably wondering how is it possible to lose weight?

Well, you’re on vacation, relaxing, allowing yourself to embrace food, and away from the stresses of life. Relaxation helps us lower stress and lowering stress helps with weight loss.

And so, my advice is to enjoy the day and don’t worry about your diet.

Focus on family, friends and meaningful relationships.

Remember the reason for the season, when you do that; you won’t worry about your diet at all.

Until next time,

Merry Christmas!

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