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Old 12-06-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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I don't think you have to forego special holiday treats unless you have diabetes or some other health problem--just take small portions, enjoy. Then go back to your regular healthy diet.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I seriously love holiday baking and making candy. But, again, as usual, I won't be doing any. I have never yet lived in a household where everyone wasn't trying to lose weight or on a diet. Some of my best memories are holiday baking with my mom and grandma. And cracking pounds of nuts for baking with my dad while he watched football games.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:22 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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You mean that we should not celebrate Christmas?
Well, to be a stickler about it, celebrating Christmas has nothing to do with eating or with food.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Well, to be a stickler about it, celebrating Christmas has nothing to do with eating or with food.
Why wasn’t I told this?

My problems are over.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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I have to make fudge... Two batches -- one for friends and one for me.
I actually lost 40 pounds last year using a daily food diary phone app.

A fellow fudge lover! I'd rather have rich, creamy fudge than Godiva chocolates. What I do, knowing my weakness for the stuff, is make a small portion using half a cup of sugar and divide the other ingredients accordingly. Less caloric damage! Care to share your favorite fudge recipes?

I've counted calories for years using software that also records how much fat, protein, carbs and fiber you consume. I weigh and measure foods because most people underestimate how much they are eating. No cheating my way. People always say "How can you eat that and stay so slim?" They don't really want to do the work, just pretend some people are "lucky."

It's all about calories in, calories burned.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:26 PM
 
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But my wife has been making her famous blackberry truffles and rum cakes.

This may be the year I say the heck with it and ask Santa to consult the big and tall shop.

It's weird. I want to lose weight too and it's not just the exercise but the amount of food I'm eating. I wonder if it has to do with the season. My body knows it's getting cold and is preparing by having me gain more weight. It's the exact opposite in the summer. I don't get hungry as often and don't crave nearly as much. Either way, I'm going to force myself to do more sit-ups. I want a six pack.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:27 PM
 
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Actually, that was my first wife and her damn fruitcake.

But thanks for the advice.


What you can also do is increase your intake of water that way you will feel full quicker and be more likely to eat less of those delicious treats. I need to follow my own advice by the way.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:31 PM
 
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Well, to be a stickler about it, celebrating Christmas has nothing to do with eating or with food.

Speak for yourself. With any major holiday, there's always the food factor that gets me really excited. I haven't known anyone to have xmas dinner in a while but if I should find out, that xmas will be a lot about the food. Then again, I haven't had the opportunity to really spend time with family during the holiday as I've had to work every holiday for the last few years with the exception of xmas and even this day doesn't feel like I have totally off because usually have work really early the next day.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Moore, Ok
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It strikes me, every so often, how weird it is to live in a country obsessed with dieting to lose weight with so many people starving or near starving in the world. Isn't it? Oh, believe me, I have been on about every diet that has come down the pike and I would pack it on if I just let go. Right now I am doing OMAD (one meal a day and experience hunger often).

Would a person "normalize" their nutritional needs and it would balance out on its own? That would be great, wouldn't it? I was under the impression I would naturally go to being lean in old age...not happened yet at 68.....

I have read that those who never dieted are usually at a normal weight.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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But my wife has been making her famous blackberry truffles and rum cakes.

This may be the year I say the heck with it and ask Santa to consult the big and tall shop.
Yeah, heck, go for it. A week or so eating nice forbidden things isn't going to kill you. If you are obese you might want to curb actually stuffing yourself.

I am diabetic and at Christmas I have chocolates, desserts, treats. And walk around the block after eating. I know my body and allow myself to enjoy food.
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