I hope everybody enjoyed Christmas and the New Year will bring you joy and peace. Unfortunately for us weight watchers, Christmas can spell trouble and with all the yummy food there is to tempt even the most hardened dieter, a few extra kilos can easily be gained at this time of the year.
I really don't think anyone should worry about their weight at this time of the year. It is "the season to be jolly" as the Christmas carol goes, so why spoil that time worrying what to eat,or more to the point, what not to eat. Just enjoy yourself, without making an absolute pig of yourself, and worry about an extra kilo or so after the season is over.
Putting on one or two extra kilos at this time of the year should be expected and a few brisk walks should get rid of those extra pounds in no time at all. It is when you keep eating like the festive season has no end that your problems begin again, and all that weight that you have work hard to shed and been so proud to lose, piles back on and once again you face a long road to recover.
If you remember to have a good time without going overboard, you will stay in control. You certainly can have a piece of chocolate or that serving of sweets; just don't go back for second helpings. Remember to go for a walk and above all remember that losing weight is a life style change, so don't fall back into all those bad habits that got you into trouble in the first place.
You can enjoy Christmas as much as anybody else, because Christmas is about the joy of sharing experiences with friends and family, it doesn't mean eating as much junk food as you can fit in your stomach.
Have a great Christmas and a healthy and slim New Year.