Exactly one week from now, all of your rational ideas about calorie intake will rapidly fly out of the window in honor of Thanksgiving, and chances are, so workout routine, health rules, and alcohol consumption limits. The day of gluttony that kicks off the holiday season certainly won’t be the last between now and 2011: You’ll encounter table after table full of roasted meats and fatty gravies, carb-heavy sides served with a generous wallop of butter, and irresistible bacon-wrapped hors d’oeuvres. There won’t be any shortage of booze (or hung-over mornings spent appeasing your throbbing head with eggs and sausage), either. So is it time to dig out your fat pants and find a “flowy” dress to flatter your holiday cheer, or time to make some pre-New Year’s Resolutions?
Generally, we’re of the ilk that doesn’t believe in aspartame-laced pies or fat-free mashed potatoes. What’s the point in eating the good stuff if it’s not really that good? Then again, we wonder if there might be some room for moderation. Because come January, we’d rather be booking a tropical vacation than personal trainer hours, and we definitely won’t be pleased to find out that our waist-whittling detox plan involves abstaining from all alcohol.
Resolving to limit your intake of Parmesan puffs and soothe your stress with yoga instead of eggnog might make you feel like a Scrooge, but it also might make you feel like a million bucks come New Year’s. Are you planning to make a pre-New Year’s promise to keep your weight (and health) in check? Take our poll, and tell us your game-plan for the last few weeks of the year in our comments section, below:
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