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Eating Your Way To the New Year?

Holiday-Food-PresentationIt seems that from the first of November through the early part of January I give myself “permission” to eat whatever I want! The first weekend in November I go away with a group of girlfriends, then a week or so later is my birthday, then Thanksgiving, holiday banquet, husband’s birthday, Christmas parties, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, conference for work…and “suddenly” I am 10 pounds heavier! How does this happen each year?

And when I finally take a break around the middle of January, I promise myself (No resolutions–they never work!)  that I will eliminate sugar, stop drinking soda and get in shape.  I have also learned after doing this for more years than I can remember, I can’t do it alone.  That’s where UniqueU Weight Loss comes in.

This year, before the November first event, I pledged that I would stick to my  daily routine of good food choices and not load up on everything that I see, smell or pass by on the street. Why is it that we do this to ourselves? The good doctors and nurses at UniqueU say that loosing weight is as much as our mental attitude as our physical changes in what we consume. I know I certainly “gift” myself things that I would never eat any other time of the year. Cookies, desserts, new recipes to  “share” and lots more. But virtually, all the healthy choices are still available. Someone always brings fresh veggies and fruits to the party; others bring low-calorie desserts or sugar-free items for those who are dieting. Somehow my permission-to-eat over rules the logic in my brain that says “don’t do it, you’ll regret it later” and of course I always do regret it.

Not this time, not this year, not this season am I going to regrettably enter the New Year up on the scale. I have learned that substituting fresh veggies, drinking an herbal tea with sugar-free, non-dairy cream is just as delightful as a piece of cake or several cookies.  Do I ever give in? You bet I do! Not for long and most often I can eat one or two bites, and still get the enjoyment I need.

Let’s face it, food is a part of our lives. Unfortunately, I learned long ago that I don’t “eat to live” I “Live to eat!” and that is the problem. A mind-change is necessary to get where I am and with the help of UniqueU, my New Year will be a happier and healthier one than last year! Won’t you join me?

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