The “eating season” … what you can do about it.

Ah yes, the Holiday Season is approaching – in some stores you can already see the turkey decorations, and at our Costco, they already have some Christmas decorations out …

What are the things you start thinking about as the Holiday Season approaches? Travel to visit family, buying presets (getting presents!), decorating, volunteering at food banks, warm drinks and cookies by the fireplace, holiday parties, baking pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, roast turkey, making a cool football-shaped cake for Thanksgiving week football, baking Christmas cookies with your children

…. wait a minute! It devloved into food! … And I didn’t even include Haloween – buying a big bag of candy for trick-or-treaters, wait, no, that first one is for me … buying a second bag of candy for trick-or-treaters, “checking” your kids candy, people bringing in extra candy to work …

For obvious reasons, I consider mid-October the start of the “Eating Season” … (if this isn’t obvious to you, please call me ASAP). There is the candy-buying and eating for Halloween, three weeks later Thanksgiving, which to many people is a holiday devoted to eating. Four or so weeks of Christmas parties, then Christmas (please insert your special holiday if you follow a different religion). Then one week after Christmas, the last hurrah of the year – New Year’s!

Honestly, it makes my stomach hurt just to think about all the food coming up. But, this is actually the best time of year to focus on your diet and on your health. Next post contains some quick tips of how you can get through the next two weeks without too much damage  …

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