Yesterday I headed to the Farmer’s market for some fruit. One of the farmers had a dog and Bingo was his name-o mentioned that the market is closed until Jan 6th! I’m glad I got some good sampling in before that
It is super easy to use and put together! All you need to add is one egg white and a few drops of vinegar. (We added a lot of other candy because it doesn’t come with that much.)
I set it up and Matt and I got to work decorating.
But, my mom made white chocolate macadamia nut cookies for us instead. I’m not a big fan of this kind of cookie, but they were warm out of the oven and I couldn’t stop myself from eating 5 of them, plus eggnog and some ice cream(!).
The cookies, coupled with the tree branch candy decorations left me feeling overly full and bloated. I felt like ish for a second then realized so many other bloggers have been in similar situations this season – not that it makes it okay, but it makes it normal.
It’s not like there is something wrong with me for eating too many cookies. This is the time of year with a ton of temptations – and I need a game plan before I go into it or this happens to me. Many people over eat at a holiday party or when freshly baked cookies are around. The key is to realize it’s normal and get back on the healthy balance wagon the next day (NOT fall into a binge until Dec 31st like I’ve done in years past).
If you’ve had issues with food in the past you might think overeating at a party equals a relapse or a binge or a step backwards. This isn’t necessarily true. When I was seeing R.D. Tribole (and author of the Intuitive Eating book) she pointed out that people with no history of food issues overeat on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not that it’s healthy, but that it’s normal. (She also said no one eats ice cream because they’re hungry, which kinda changed my life.)
What do you think? Is it “acceptable” to overeat at a party or while baking cookies? How do you keep yourself from overeating while baking or at a party?