As you may have read in my Thanksgiving post, I think it's okay to cheat every once in a while. It would take enormous strength to make it through the holiday season without straying from Gundry. Unless you are a superman or superwoman, I think a solid goal for this holiday season would be to limit your indulging to about a quarter of what you might have done in years past.
A few tips for you:
Don't eat the whole plate. If someone gives you a gift of food, don't feel compelled to eat it. If it looks just too cute or yummy to pass up, then by all means, try it out, but avoid finishing the whole platter or basket. Instead, throw some away, bring it to work, take advantage of the opportunity to re-gift or give it to a needy individual.
Choose a caesar salad. At your holiday dinners and lunches this year, choose a caesar salad for your meal. They are on the menu at almost every establishment, even pubs, diners, sports bars and fast food joints. A caesar salad is delicious and filling and isn't total diet food, so you may just avoid weird stares or comments from your fellow celebrators. Caesar salads are also a good go-to for traveling, you can find one in many airport eateries.
|I ordered this Caesar salad at a holiday lunch with girlfriends. Don't forget to hold the croutons.|
erboard. Maybe "indulging" simply means that you will allow yourself to eat a bite of cheesecake. Maybe indulging means that you will order the pasta. You know your own limits. Be realistic, but don't be too easy on yourself.
Don't beat yourself up. If you happen to slip up and eat more than you intended or stray further than you had envisioned, don't beat yourself up. Acknowledge it, move on and recommit. The principles of Gundry are always there to get you back on track.