Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday's Food for Thought - The Not So Jolly Part of the Season

Here's the opening paragraph of this article (full link below):

"Consider this fact presented by Women's Health magazine: The average American eats 600 additional calories per day between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Translation: That's an extra six pounds. Yikes!"

Now that's a depressing way to approach the holidays!

It caught my attention though because despite my love of eating, I worry about my weight. And my cholesterol and my overall health, of course, but admittedly, it's first and foremost about the weight.

I have come to terms with the fact my favorite foods will always be higher in fat. I just can't force myself to eat chicken breast or cut bacon out of my life. I've learned to eat less of my favorite fatty things, and to eat as low fat and healthy (ie fruits and veggies) most of the time so that I have room for indulgences. Though it surprised me when I looked at this list and saw the only vice I have is the prime rib. Eggnog can gross me out, I'm allergic to crab cakes, I'm not a fan of gin and tonic or spinach dip and i hate pecan pie. I guess 1 out of 6 isn't so bad?


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