Holiday Weight Tips

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

The Holidays Are Upon Us - Let the Diet Challenges Begin!

And there will be many. We're approaching the Thanksgiving holiday - but you know, if we really want to be truthful with ourselves, that Golden Feasting Quarter of the Year began on All Hallow's Eve.

The vast majority of overweight individuals take pause at this point to look at their calendar. It's filled with upcoming events, parties and holiday magic - which contains eons of favorite goodies. After all, it is that feasting time of the year. And frankly, they are right in thinking that it's not the best time of the year to go on a diet plan.

Holidays Often End Diet Plans

There is simply too much temptation and when we get off a new diet, we may feel like failures - just because we failed at losing weight, at staying on our diet plan. But we're not failures; we have an eating addiction yet we get no sympathy. The drug addict, the alcoholic - they get sympathy. We get fat jokes. But let me assure you that an eating addiction is more difficult to beat that any other addiction.

Imagine placing drugs or a mixed drink in front of a former drug addict or alcoholic three times a day. Furthermore, we must eat to live - so food addicts must succumb to our greatest temptation or die from malnutrition. We wouldn't even think about offering the recovering alcoholic a drink! Or the drug addict a drug!

Holiday Weight Tips

On that note, think about these words as you sit down to eat amid the holiday season.

1. Do your best not to overeat.

2. Choose the foods that you like to eat wisely. See if they can be decreased in calories by using healthier recipe ingredients.

3. Never eat on the run.

4. While you may not be on a diet during the holidays, make it your goal not to put on more unwanted pounds.

5. Try to participate in the many activities which this season of the year offers - from walking in the mall window-shopping TO going caroling.

Diet Bites Says Thank You Valued Reader

Thanksgiving offers us the best opportunity of the year to tell others just how much they are appreciated by us - and I want you to know that I value your presence here at Diet Bites.

I'd like to take this time to personally thank you for making Diet Bites one of your hot spots for daily diet, weight loss and weight maintenance issues. Without you - well, we'd be nothing.

YOU are Diet Bites and I'm thankful for your patronage.

There are time when kind words mean so much more than gifts.

Might I ask that over the next few days that you make contact with those that you care about most in life and with those who have influenced your life in a positive manner - from your minister to your hair dresser, and let them know how thankful that you are for their presence in your life.

Too often we are wrapped in the frivolous briars of life, not having and/or not taking time out to appreciate those around us, much less be thankful for what we have.

There have been times in my life when I thought that it couldn't get worse and then low and behold, someone would come along and make me feel so humbled as they were worse off than me.

We get busy with our jobs, with our hobbies, with our goals - even with losing weight and getting healthier - and then Thanksgiving arrives and reminds us that we have so much to be thankful for.

I hope that the next few weeks are some of the best in your life - and I hope that you'll not only take care to eat healthy during these tempting times, but that you'll take time out for you and for the ones that you love and the ones that love you.

It's what life is all about.

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