I deal with this topic all the time with clients.
I actually wrote a blog post on how to survive the holidays – one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas/Holiday Parties.
I am not very concerned about their diet habits during those days. My clients know what they need to do as far as eating goes and if they overdo it, they just work harder at their workouts and follow their diet plans they rest of the days. Nobody is perfect and that includes me as well :-).
Instead of worrying about what you eating during the small span from thanksgiving and christmas – focus on the other 11 months that constantly impact your intake!
To put it in Perspective – Do not worry about indulging the large thanksgiving feast, holiday cookies, etc..
FOCUS ON: The 4 sodas you drink a day (Don’t care if its diet), 6 cups of coffee, Daily late night snacks. Slowly limit the foods/drinks that compose of overall diet on a regular basis!
Good Luck & Happy Holidays!
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