This Article comes from Arcanum Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Blog
I am not a fan of diets. Eat smart, don’t overindulge in anything, and know your own body. That’s my philosophy. If I’m going to compete I’ll take my diet more seriously, sure. Otherwise it’s moderation.
Thing is, diets are popular. It seems like every news site has advice about how to stick to your diet over the Thanksgiving holiday. Every article is the same…no-brainer tips that anyone who has legitimately tried a diet already knows.
When did celebrating by eating good food become such a bad thing? Being health conscious is all well and good, but when it starts ruining the holidays, it’s time to put your foot down.
In fact, I have six pretty convincing reasons why you should just shrug off the diet and go for broke these holidays.
- You can get an educated opinion to justify nearly any diet you want. Surely you’ve noticed that the health community changes its mind on a daily basis about what food is good for you and what will vaporize your liver. The low-carb people are at war with the whole-grain people, the no-sugar people are at war with the fruit-only people. Margarine vs. butter, NutraSweet vs. aspartame…it goes on and on. Every single food on the planet except spinach and celery is off-limits for some type of diet. So why not just relax on the holidays and enjoy food because it’s GOOD for once, instead of worrying so much about whether or not it’s good for you?
- The old axiom “eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die” is true. We’re all gonna die! But don’t die without a fight. If you’re gonna kick the bucket, take a few of those evil pumpkin pies out in the process.
- The fear-mongering right-wing crazies say that inflation is coming. Next year all you will be able to afford for Thanksgiving dinner is a can of Vienna sausages and a few soda crackers.
- Guilt sucks. You THINK you will feel guilty by giving up your diet for a day, but actually the opposite is true. You will feel guilty because inevitably, you will FAIL to follow your diet 100 percent. If the candied yams don’t get you, apple pie will. The only way to avoid the guilt is to give yourself permission to eat what you want.
Finish reading Six Reasons to Dump Your Diet Over The Holidays.