Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving Diet Tip Number 1925610924670912874

Subtitle: while Im not headed out of town (thank you lord) Im hosting this year so I wont be around much for a few days.

My biggest diet tip?

Skip the dessert? NO.
Eat before the party so youre not hungry for the tantalizing delights offered? NO!!!
Exercise more? NOPE. This is a great time to, if you feel like it, TAKE A BREAK.

what do I give up between now and January second? Eating stuff I dont like just to be nice.

Im such a picky eater. It's immediately evident and, once you get to know me, IMMEDIATELY evident that it isnt a health thing (read: I cant stand green peppers, red peppers or mushrooms).

As a result I spend ERRR SPENT a lot of time eating stuff I really couldnt stand (see above veggies and add MAYO and onions to the list) just to be nice.

So as not to hurt people's feelings.

that's my one tip and suggestion for you: dont be nice. smile and say no thank you if it isnt something you REALLY want.

otherwise: ENJOY. INDULGE. There's plenty of time to give a care about caloric content later.

that's just my .02



mom2zayna said...

ditto. ditto. ditto. ditto. All hail the "giant cheat day." plus, if you're cooking you're likely to eat less of it anyway - after spending all morning smelling it!

And my #1 suggestion to add:
Find a turkey trot and run it! It starts the day off beautifully. OR go for a trot around your neighborhood turkey morning.

BTW - I despise mayo, onions, peppers, and mushrooms along with a billion other things. And I plan to "not be nice" just to make people happy this year!!

Not Your Regular Mini Van Mom said...

Great tip...but what if you just love everything? Damn my healthy appetite!

carla said...

you know? I say if you love it all eat it all!!

thanksgiving is once a year.

heck, even if you indulge tgiving day and christmas day and NEW YEARS EVE it's 3 days a year!

it's for living.

all things in moderation, sure, but life's too short to deny ourselves :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Well heck, I just wrote a blog post for tomorrow saying a lot of the same things, only I didn't write it nearly as well as you did!

And I missed the important bit about all the "just to be nice" eating we do. I'm going to try to skip that this year too!

Have a great thanksgiving!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Just wanted to report back: I was not, unfortunately, successful in refusing to eat things just to be nice.

I was nice. Very nice. And after it was all over, I could barely move. Hope other people did better than I did!