Are you ready for the "eating season"?

@maezee (33918)
United States
October 14, 2010 10:59am CST
I was reading some "news" story on Yahoo before I was checking my email, and one of them was talking about how starting with Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and then ending with Christmas - are all part of the "eating season". I had never heard of that before but honestly it makes so much sense now, considering that's pretty much all you do. Do you ever feel like EATING during these three holidays, especially the last two, have almost over-shadowed the actual MEANING behind the holiday? And how, as dieters or people who lead healthy lifestyles, do you approach this? Do you allow yourself to *splurge* for the holiday, or do you try to health-ify your holiday meals? Between my mom and my aunt, the holidays are ALL about eating (although one year we were so broke we ate spaghetti for Thanksgiving lol) - but it's always been about stuffing yourself and basically nothing else! I have never really argued with it, and went along with it, but I'm wondering.. how do you all handle this or think about this?
3 responses
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
19 Oct 10
For me, this is not so much as the eating season (as the eating too much happens to me all the time, all seasons), but it's the hard to get up and exercise off all these food-season! It's getting cold and I could literally see myself gettin bigger after eating too much. Just been to a couple of birthday parties, and I think I've already gained 5 pounds!
@maezee (33918)
• United States
20 Oct 10
Hahaha good point. I'm a little nervous too. Maybe I'll ask for a gym membership for christmas...
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
15 Oct 10
I'm excited to eat, but not to excercise to avoid getting fat, lol. I love cooking, and candy and a lot of things about the coming Holidays- especially spending time with people I love.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
14 Oct 10
We use to do this, but now I may cook differently but we spread the eating out so that we don't stuff ourselves anymore. We love left overs.