Friday, November 19, 2010

Holiday Eating

Everyone is getting into gear for the Holidays, and you know what that means...lots of food. Lots of drink. Lots of food and drink.

Yesterday we had a lasagna cook off in the office, and I had two types of salad, FIVE different kinds of lasagna, garlic bread, and Tiramisu. Needless to say, I had a major food coma afterward and all I wanted to do was crawl under my desk and sleep.

For those times that you overindulge, here are my remedies:

1. Green tea. I basically sip on green tea all day at work anyway, but it does make my stomach feel better after I've eaten enough for two or three people.
2. Take a walk! Even if you just go around the block or around the office, get up and move around for five minutes. Yesterday I took a 10 minute walk outside and got some fresh air, and I felt a lot better afterward.

Now, if you want more preventative measures to overeating, you can read countless tips in magazines and on the web, but the #1 thing is willpower. You just have to tell yourself to stop. Are you eating just to eat? Or are you really hungry? You don't have to cut a huge piece of cake to know what it tastes like.

Next week I am heading to South Carolina for Thanksgiving. The temperatures are supposed to be in the 60s so I will take advantage of running outside in just a t-shirt and shorts! The main road that goes around the island is 6.4 miles which might be a good Thanksgiving morning run. I plan to play golf and tennis too! Eating isn't the sole activity you can enjoy with your family and extended family during the Holiday season.

Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Great tips! I indulged a little too much on Sunday and took my dog for a 45 minute walk and felt much better :) Hope you have a great holiday!