As its this time of the year where you have the yummiest food and sweet food everywhere.
It’s hard to resist eating them but I will show you ways on how to stick with your diet but before that I have another suggestion to make.
Rather than dieting just relax and enjoy Christmas.
Yes, you heard me right NO DIET.
“Instead, relax. It’s a once-a-year holiday. This is not the time to be worrying about diet shit. This is the time to be eating yummy things and having fun with your family.
The next day? That’s when you return to your normal diet and eating habits. As long as you do that, you’ll be just fine.
“”But I’ll gain a ton of fat!!!””
No, you won’t.
You’ll probably gain some water weight, though. And that will cause your body weight to increase in the day(s) after. But, again, this is just temporary water retention. You’ll lose it as soon as your diet returns to normal.
But gaining “”a ton of fat”” from just one day of fun holiday eating?
You’d have to eat 3500 calories above your maintenance level to gain a single pound of actual body fat. Think about that for a second. If your maintenance level is 2500 calories, you’d have to eat 6000 calories on Christmas day for a pound of fat to truly be gained.
Most people couldn’t do that in one day if they purposely tried to.
And in the very rare cases where it does happen? Or, more likely, happens over the span of 2-7 days? No big deal. It’s a pound of fat. You could very easily lose twice that much by this time next week.
What is a much bigger deal, however, is forcing yourself to be so overly strict with your diet during a holiday that it
- Ruins your holiday,
- Turns you into an annoyed, frustrated, unhappy, hungry person who ruins the holiday of those around them.