the eater’s guide to christmas dinner

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They say a true lady never reveals her weight, which is why I’m not going to do it here. I will admit, however, that I love me some Christmas dinner. Every year I ditch the diet and go all out and this year will be no exception.

First of all, you should know that I don’t believe in diets at all. I pretty much eat whatever I want. That isn’t to say that I just walk around inhaling junk food all day (only some days). I just find that if I eat when I’m hungry and pay attention to the things that my body tells me it craves, I generally do okay. That means also paying attention to my sweet/salty cravings too. If I don’t I become a maniac and I find myself binging on whatever food I happen to crave at the moment. Or even worse, I start eating really weird things at really weird times of day so I can shut up that annoying voice in my head telling me I want something sweet. Like eating canned icing with a spoon after a three-day chocolate craving that wasn’t satisfied. Trust me, it’s not a good place to be.

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christmas dinner survival guide

It’s that time of year folks. As I write this, the Santa Claus Parade is only a week away, and once that happens, it’s only a matter of time until we find ourselves in full-blown Christmas mode. I’ve never been to the parade-my Mother’s claustrophobia and strong disliking for large crowds was enough to keep my brother and I watching it on t.v. from the warmth and comfort of the couch. Now that I think about it, maybe that wasn’t such a bad thing.

For a lot of people, the parade marks the start of the Christmas season, but for me the benchmark has always been the first holiday dinner. Continue reading