Tis the season for shameless eating.

@megamatt (14327)
United States
November 10, 2010 7:28am CST
No matter how hard we try to watch what we eat, I think that the vast majority of us lose all of our willpower around this time of the year. From eating leftover Halloween candy because of buying too much to Thanksgiving and Christmas, all the way to New Year's Eve and any parties, we tend to just throw all cauction to the wind and eat until we can't eat anymore. Then we eat anymore. Of course, we tend to pay for it after New Year's, when we come to the realization that we have to lose all of that weight. Do you feel yourself falling into this trap every single year, despite your best attempts not to?
4 responses
@talfonso (246)
• United States
1 Nov 11
Alright - it's that time of year again, so let's keep that conversation going again! Well, last year was a bomb. I ate too much during the holidays. Muetti said that I became too fat. We went to the dress store and faced buying size 14 (as opposed to the regular size 10) dresses for the Christmas and New Year's Eve parties. I felt really down on myself, because that experience discouraged me. I have plans to squelch the dreaded weight gain during the holidays. I just incorporated Oxycise! (breathing exercises) to my fitness program. While it guarantees that I'll lose weight, it wouldn't just happen without weaving it with exercise and a balanced meal. Speaking of which, I'm buying more fresh fruits and vegetables and making smoothies by pureeing them. Ditto for frozen ones for complete meals with protein. Before parties, I'll gorge on vegetables, not forgetting the protein. During them, I'd eat a lot slower than I usually eat. Studies show that I'll be fuller if I do that.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
4 Nov 11
That does seem to be the theory, doesn't it? That if you eat slower, you're going to fill up faster. I really think that it just tricks the mind into thinking that you are going to be eating rather longer than you were. Thus if you are eating longer, your mind is going to be tricked into thinking that you are fuller. Which is a sound theory, given the fact that it has worked more often than not with me. At least from my experience. Other times, temptation and the fact that food tastes good is a deadly combination. Hopefully this year will be a better year, but I'm not going to delude myself. There is always going to be a shot that I am going to fall right off of the food wagon, right into a certain level of temptation. Hopefully this season won't be as bad, but if it is, it is, and all I'm going to have to do is see what may happen. Thanks for responding. Its appreciated. Have a nice day.
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
11 Nov 10
My downfall is all the deserts that are associated with the holidays-I actually don't eat all the much on Thanksgiving, for example. But I can eat so much chocolate and tons of cookies... it's bad. I'm going to force myself to run every day I'm home this year for Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks- I go to school in NY and walk quite a bit more than I do at home and I go to the gym three times a week, so this will be a little bit more exercise than normal...hopefully I'll be able to even everything out a bit.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
11 Nov 10
So many good desserts indeed. After all of the feasts have been had, there is already quite a lot of food that is eaten. Then it is time to bust out the desserts and just more. Hopefully there will be a way to work that out after the New Year. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
11 Nov 10
Yes! OMG! You stuff your self full during the holidays, and for new year's resolution, it's "I will try to diet this year" or "to eat responsibly this year". I'm really astounded why during the holidays, your body does not tell you you've had enough food, unlike regular days that it does.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
11 Nov 10
Indeed, I agree. There is some kind of mysterious force that is compelling you to just eat more food. Food is something that one cannot really get enough of during the holiday season. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
10 Nov 10
Absolutely not! Why can I be so definite? Well, I really haven't had much will power up till now, so it's not going to get much worse. Maybe I should work on that, but it would be a questionable time to start.
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
10 Nov 10
I would have to agree with that. If you're going to start, it'd be better to start at the beginning of next year. Because there are just too many things to trip you up and make you fall back off the wagon. Given the one year I tried but failed epically as an example. Thank you for your response. It is much appreciated and it contributed to the topic well. Have a nice day and thanks.