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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

10 Holiday Feasting Tips

The Holiday season has always presented me with a conflict. Most people may think of this time as a chance to visit with friends and relatives, remind ourselves of everything we're thankful for, to relax, and to share the Spirit of Christmas. However, we all know that this time means one thing.... FOOD!

So in order to maintain my weight this season, I am going to use these 10 tips handed down in my family through generations. It would be most selfish of me not to share:

1. If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.

2. If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are canceled out by the diet soda.

3. When you eat with someone else, calories don't count if you don't eat more than they do.

4. Food used to medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as pumpkin pie, ice cream, and hot chocolate.

5. If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.

6. Movie related foods do not have additional calories because they are part of the entire entertainment packages and not part of one's personal fuel, such as Milk Duds, Buttered Popcorn, Junior Mints, Red Vines, and Goobers.

7. Cookie pieces contain no calories. The process of breaking causes calorie leakage.

8. Things licked off of knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something. Examples are pie filling licked off a spoon or frosting licked off a knife.

9. Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. Examples are squash and pumpkin pie, apples and strawberry ice cream, milk and white chocolate. NOTE: Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food color.

10. Asking for a blessing on the food and expressing thankfulness before a holiday dinner causes all the food to be eaten to be extremely healthy and vitalizing for your body despite the quantity of food consumed.

There you have it folks! Share these tips as you wish, and by all means, enjoy this holiday season of food.... I mean, of Thanksgiving!!


Katie said...

haha! This is so true. Our rationale sometimes is ridiculous!

A Journey to a new me... said...

THank you soooo much!! You just made the holidays that much easier for me!! Today-I'm very thankful for you (and your support for/to other weight loss bloggers!)!

Natalia said...

Love it!

Julie said...

Wishful thinking my dear, wishful thinking.
You have done so well I know that you'll handle the holidays just like the life you are now leading, with grace and style.
Keep up the great work Margene. Take care and God Bless!!

lynnss1 said...


You left out that eating a slice of apple pie and a piece of carrot cake gives you two servings of fruits & veggies!

Have a good week!

Kimberlynn said...

Great post Margene! I'm already thinking about the holiday's myself and can use all the tips I can get.

By the way...you've been tagged!!!



ladyofthehouse said...

Excellent! Now I know how to plan my holiday eating! ;)

diane :)

Karla said...

LOL :)

the oven roasted vegetables I just stumbled on blog surfing, just cut up your favorite vegetables, the blogger I found had done it with caulifower and brussel sprouts.... errrr not my favorite.... BUT she just put them on the pan, cut up sprinkled olive oil and balsamic vinegar and what ever spice you like and bake for an hour at 350... so so so good!!! I have a batch in the oven as I am typing this!!!

Love the new progress photo's!!! You two are doing amazing!!

The Fat Mom said...

This made me laugh out loud.