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Holiday meals and healthy alternatives!

Discussion in 'Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles' started by KittyGirl, Oct 3, 2010.


What is your holiday eating strategy?

  1. Screw the rules! I want food!! *gorges*

    4 vote(s)
  2. Pace myself ~ eat about as much as I normally do.

    1 vote(s)
  3. I don't really *do* Holiday meals..

    4 vote(s)
  4. other

    1 vote(s)
  1. KittyGirl

    KittyGirl Well-Known Member

    It's holiday season again!
    Thanksgiving, Christmas, Newyears...

    My family also has a large dinner sometime in January; whenever they can all get together, to celebrate Awenhai and the oncoming springtime and harvests. Out of any holiday meal, that one is the biggest and we normally end up cooking food for 3 days prior. Although the food is all quite healthy, you're expected to eat until you burst, basically. -__-

    NOW-- what is your holiday eating strategy?
    Do you normally just disregard your usual diet rules for one or two days and eat what you want?
    Do you follow your rules strictly or maybe not bother with 'holidays'?
    Do you pace yourself?


    I end up having 2-3 of the same dinners over the span of 3 days each year, usually... 3 thanksgivings, 3 Christmases; and it's way too much for me.
    I tend to really pace myself.
    I eat as much as I normally eat + maybe a bit more for dessert.


    Also~ if you have any ideas for healthier alternative recipes, share!
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 3, 2010
  2. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

    I eat whatever i can. For once i don't have to eat just ramen noodles. And just like a bear i need my fat ration to survive winter.
  3. MadeOfGlass

    MadeOfGlass Well-Known Member

    Oh goodness...it is almost the holidays... :santa:

    Our family has a giant Thanksgiving dinner, and then we have two different Christmas celebrations because of how my family is. Anyways, we have a dinner sometime in the week before, a huge dinner on Christmas Eve, and then on Christmas, we have a bunch of people over and it's like an all you can eat buffet. We also have a big Christmas party for family and family friends, and there's a bunch of pasta.

    And then in between all of that, there's so much calorie-filled leftovers. And I never really realized how many things you can make with Thanksgiving leftovers...it's quite crazy. :laugh:

    But I basically try and do my best to eat as little as possible between the parties and dinners...and then eat a bunch!! :laugh:

  4. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    I never had a holiday :mellow: Xmas was a time where I used to be out a hell of a lot to escape and it's still the case right now going by what happened last year when I was with "my family."

    BUT recently, not counting last year, I just have a peaceful time in /out just like any other day. Listen to some sixties stuff and cook my dinner which is usually pretty healthy anyway. :smile:
  5. foreverforgotten

    foreverforgotten Well-Known Member

    my fam stopped celebrating all holidays when i was little..
    but even sometimes my dad tries to make a turky for xmas..
    which im vegie so it doesnt really matter for me.
    I just eat like normal..maybe breakfast..then wait for
    dinner i guess.

    I might just have to get me a mince meat pie though..
    which i dont want to..but i reeaally want to. that sort of thing.
  6. Jackie's Strength

    Jackie's Strength Staff Alumni

    I chose "other"... I do usually eat more than I do on a regular basis, but at the same time I try not to eat so much that I feel really sick afterwards.
  7. Illusion

    Illusion Well-Known Member

    I don't really *do* holiday meals.
    My mom likes to cook a lot of stuff but I wont eat much of it.
    The Holidays to me aren't for stuffing my face with turkey, potatoes, etc.
    As a matter of fact, they're just another day the past couple of years..
  8. the masked depressant

    the masked depressant Well-Known Member

    i eat exactly the same as if it were any other day

    or less sometimes.. as the case seems to be over the last few years

    slowly going off food again