Hello everyone and a Happy Christmas from us all at My Weight Loss Dream. I love Christmas but in my mind it is licence to get fat. Or to get fatter, or to eat everything going!!!!
I just can’t help myself as Christmas is a time when you buy a lot more food in than you would normally do and I just want to eat it all!!!!!
But since being obese I have learnt to limit myself. I always say to Dominic only one lot of chocolate each, instead of the twenty each that we used to get for each other and from other family members. I have this policy when if it is in the house I will eat it and if it is not in the house I simply can’t eat it.
There was a TV show on a while ago that talked about the different types of eaters we are and I am certainly the feaster. I eat normally the rest of the time but if there is a seasonal thing going on, that I am really into, all of a sudden I have binged on mass proportions.
Maybe that is why when it was my daughters 1st birthday last month that I ate 80% of the cake. In my defence I haven’t had a birthday cake in my house for 3 years and it was just so tasty.
But back to Christmas and the official time for bingeing 🙂 🙂
Well if you do plan to BINGE over Christmas then my suggestion would be to make sure that ¾ of your food that you have is either Slimming World speed foods or regular free food. That way you’re filling yourself up on the low calorie foods rather than chasing the high calorie foods.
So for each mince pie you have, have lots of melon and prawns. For every slice of chocolate log you have, fill yourself up from the fruit salad.
When it comes to the roast dinner that you have at Christmas what I suggest is that you have a big helping of turkey and vegetables, then eat this first off your plate and it will leave you so full that you will be lucky if you then manage to have any stuffing or roast potatoes.
Enjoy Christmas though, without feeling like you have to stick to Slimming World perfectly, as we all have to enjoy ourselves at some point without having to freak out about the calories or the weight gain.