Lately, I find however, that for every great recipe or meal idea I see, there is an equal and opposite article emphasizing how to stay slim over the holidays. And while I agree with much of what is said, yes, sneak in that extra work-out , I deviate from most experts in that I believe that some things are just meant to be enjoyed. Unless you are an athlete in training, a model or actress, or someone eating a specialized diet to control a health condition, such as diabetes, loosen up a bit! That is not to say go on a bender and gain 25 pounds between now and New Years. But for goodness sake, have some gravy with your turkey. Indulge a little.
While I generally feel we should eat to nourish our bodies, we should also satisfy our soul. If you have a favorite lightened up recipe, by all means, enjoy it. And if you want to skip the dessert cart at your third work-related holiday party, be my guest. But, don’t cut out where it counts. Enjoy your favorites, make the most of the moments and don’t let diet worries take away from the joy of the season.