Lately, I’ve been seeing tons of articles and blog posts about staying healthy during the holiday season. I’ve heard of people challenging themselves to lose weight between Thanksgiving and Christmas (insane, IMO), and I’ve read of holiday recipes void of sugar, carbs, and butter.
To that I say: Stop it. Please stop it.
To me, the holidays are a time to loosen up a bit.
But before you crucify me, just know that this doesn’t mean I suggest eating a plate full of cookies every night between now and New Years Eve.
What I’m saying is, the holidays are supposed to be enjoyable and lighthearted. But lets be honest – awkward family get togethers, present shopping pressure, and being guilted into attending your neighbor’s holiday party are anything but enjoyable and light hearted. You know what I’m talking about.
And on top of all of that, many of us also decide to take on the seasonal position of Holiday Food Nazi.
A pumpkin pie slice of advice? Don’t.
Honestly, if you practice any sort of moderation in your normal day-to-day life, don’t beat yourself up during the four weeks of the holiday season. It all comes out in the wash.
Personally, I continue with my normal fitness schedule and I eat my normal well-balanced meals during the week. But when I find myself at holiday parties on the weekend, I don’t worry about it.
And you know what? My pants still fit come January.
So, if you’re looking for a way to cut calories in your favorite dessert, this isn’t the place. I’m that odd duck “healthy living blogger” who is all for a little bit of indulgence for the next few weeks #sorrynotsorry
Have fun, eat sweets!