Lies we tell ourselves during the holidays

I cheated on my diet by having that piece of cake. The day is blown, so I might as well have another. Ooh, chips. Why not have a few? I’ll do better tomorrow.

Does this sound familiar to you? It does to me — I used to tell myself these kinds of things to justify pigging out. It happened especially around the holidays, when I am surrounded by treats and firmly loyal to the promise that once New Year’s hit, I would make a resolution and stick to it. But over the past couple of years, I have come to realize that there will always be excuses to binge on junk food and there really is no time to be healthy like the present. That’s not to say that I can never eat cake again — I can and I do. But now I understand that even though I had the cake, I can still make healthy choices for the rest of the day.

If you find clever ways of justifying your overeating, read this. It exposes these justifacations and offers suggestions to avoid them. They also have some great healthy holiday cooking tips at the bottom. Check it out — you might be glad you did.

Author by Martha Edwards