I'm just curious what people's attitudes/thoughts/opinions are in the lead up to Christmas...
Are you planning to maintain your diet as it is now over the Christmas period? Or change your food but have calorie quota/limit? Or are you planning to treat yourself and burn off the excess in the new year? Is their any attitude(s) you think are wrong to have towards food/exercise in relation to Christmas? And what about your exercise plans over the seasonal period?
For me it wont change much. Just the normal routine exept for 1 day. Just plan my cheatday on that day. Will go heavy just before christmas so i can take a lil rest from training and recover.
But when im eating at other ppls house i will take some yogurt and/or whey with me just to keep up with macro nutritients. If its really bad i take chicken with me as a snack. So i dont have to starve and look at all kind of snacks.
But i only do that when im in a serious cut phase haha
I'm going to plan my cheat days on Thanksgiving and Christmas so I can eat what I want. On the days in between, I'll just continue to exercise, count calories, and eat healthy to stay on track. I mean, who wants to skim on major holidays where there will be delicious food? Of course, people want to maintain their health, but depriving yourself is no fun.
Im cooking for all the holidays! Ill cheat a bit on the holidays with a small dessert. But plan to stan on track.
Im planning to eat what I want but set a calorie limit so I keep the weight off and possibly still lose. So if I want to eat more I guess ill be doing 1000 jumping jacks and other workouts so I can :)
Hey David, i usually eat more smaller meals now so i just cant hold the sort of huge over do it cramfest i used to have. Plus being veg holds down some fat calories as well. So i will likely eat whatever i want and rely on a smaller stomach to limit things. But its Christmas and i dont plan to have strict limits...its just once a year!
Similarly to Jason I plan to eat traditional xmas food but to stop eating when I'm full and avoid regular snacking between meals. I'm not gonna punish myself, I want to enjoy the season, but I don't want to undo all my hard work either. Moderation is the key for me...
...with a measure of stubbornness - family will have to learn that no means no and not insist on me eating more more more!!!
"David would you like like some more food?"
"Are you sure?"
"Oh go on!" [as they empty an enormous quantity of food on my plate!!]
[Mutters to self] "Oh dear God!"
Just wondering how everybody got on over the festive season...