Eating Styles: Holiday Edition! Sam December 23, 2010 Eating Styles 4 Comments Tipping scales and stretch pants arenâ€™t the only visitors that arrive with the Christmas diet. The influx of high-calorie, high-fat home cooking and vacation-induced immobility never fails to bring a backlash of conscientious eaters determined to ride out the holidays without gaining a pound. We all know these healthy-diet crusaders. They are the friends and relatives who insist on leaving out carrots and celery instead of milk and cookies, have a difficult time seeing Santa as little more than a red-clad pre-Subway Jared, and avoid deviled eggs like the plague. . . Google â€œChristmas eating,â€ and you wonâ€™t find cookie decorating tips, roast goose recipes, or instructions on how to make eggnog drinks. Rather, the results page bombards us fatsos with article after article with titles like â€œEat well, be well – Healthy Christmas eating,â€ â€œThe Rules of Christmas Eating,â€ and (my personal favorite) â€œJolly Christmas Eating Do’s!â€ beseeching you to keep your diet under control during the holiday season. . How do you eat your way around holidays, So Good readers? Do you take the over-indulgent atmosphere as an excuse to pig out on sweets, consoling yourself with New Yearâ€™s resolutions to step it up at the gym (or at least step inside)? Or do you demurely pass up the nog and cookies, reminding yourself you wonâ€™t feel like crap come December 26th? Then share your holiday eating adventures in the comments. . [poll id="133"] . On a slightly related note, check out Jim Gaffiganâ€™s unique take on holiday traditions. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 4 Responses Eddie December 24th, 2010 I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Thanks for the great year! Reply Vee Sweeney December 28th, 2010 Oh thank you for this post! The holiday eating (or really lack there of!) can get so annoying. I actually had two family members ask me last year if I could make several different certain foods for our usual Christmas Eve get together dinner that I host because it was at the time “part of their current diet plan”. My ears had a hard time believing they had that much nerve. Yes, I care about the health of my extended family, but not to the tune of a half days worth of cooking and an extra fifty dollars in food. I politely informed them that I would be happy to heat up whatever foods they would like to bring with them to eat but that I was not in the position to cook that much extra food and spend that much money. Rather than eating at my house, they opted to eat at their own home before they came. I don’t think the diets are the major problem; I think it’s the attitude that some people can acquire when they decide to diet because they act like everyone around them should be doing the exact same thing. Reply Nick Stamoulis December 29th, 2010 The Holidays are for getting together with family and friends, and enjoying good food, drink and company. So you fall off your diet bandwagon, and get right back on the next week. I’m not saying to gorge but let loose, enjoy the holiday meals..and skip the diet for a day or two… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.