Once again the holiday season is upon us and and those of us who have problems maintaining a healthy weight at this time of year I have put together a list of do's and don't s for those on perpetual diets.
Don't eat salads! Eating salads is an outward sign that you are worried and worrying increases the calorie content of foods at least 4 fold so just skip the salad.
Do eat broken cookies the act of breaking cookies releases the calories and they disappear into the world to be added to the calories of those eating salads.
Don't refuse to eat delicious food prepared by friends and relatives, this increases your stress level and makes you susceptible to an overload of "free" calories released from broken cookies.
Do try to eat a little of everything that was prepared the energy expended by trying to put that on your plate will more than burn off any calories you may have accidentally consumed.
Don't avoid the kitchen. The kitchen is a place of relaxing warmth and therefore is a place where weight is naturally shed due to animated conversation and natural hustle and bustle.
Do sample all items being cooked samples do not contain any calories.
Do add your own calorie saving tips for the holidays.
Don't worry everything will be fine, so relax and enjoy yourself, you can thank me next year!
Calories DO NOT count during Holidays and weekends
I like the rules and the solid science behind them.
Actually, a couple of years ago I got fed up, so to speak, with hauling around a big old pot belly. In the following year I dropped forty pounds, and so far I'm keeping them dropped. I sure don't go hungry, and I didn't eliminate any foods. All it takes is eating more of some things and less of others.
Eating and drinking are highly overrated. I get all my nourishment through a 1/4" tube directly into my stomach.
Sure, the ads on tv look good and the odors of cooking are nice, but I have very little taste and the risk of choking is just too great. Six cans of Boost+ a day give me 2200 calories and my weight is stable at 165.
This may sound gross to you, but it has extended my life.
My sainted Mother, the nurse, went on a diet in 1963. Not wanting to suffer alone, the rest of the family was "encouraged" to join her in this endeavor. A big snack treat in our house was a carrot. While she did manage to lose 50 lbs and keep it off the remainder of her life, the rest of us were inflicted with deeply seated guilt every time we looked at a sugar cookie. Even though she has been gone many years, my brother and I still eat pretty healthy thanks to that indoctrination in our childhood. It's that...or fear of divine retribution. You just never know.
My wife went on a diet and I lost 40 pounds.
Just got back from a week at Disney in Fla. Walked our tails off. Now ready to replace what we lost.