Holiday eating guide

I use skim milk but I do like this little guide…

Please Print out and carry with you incase you forget what to do.


  1.  Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit.  In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately.  Go next door, where they’re serving rum balls.

2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly.  It’s rare… You cannot find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It’s not as if you’re going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It’s a treat. Enjoy it.  Have one for me. Have two.  It’s later than you think. It’s Christmas!

3. if something comes with gravy, use it. That’s the whole point  of gravy.  Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.  

4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they’re made with skim  milk or whole milk. If it’s skim, pass. Why bother?
It’s like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.  

5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to  control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas  party is to eat other people’s food for free. Lots of it.  Hello?  

 6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and  New Year’s.  You can do that in January when you
have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you’ll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don’t budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the center of attention. They’re like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you’re never going to see them again.

8. Same for pies. Apple,Pumpkin, Mincemeat. Have a slice of  each. Or if you don’t like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three.  When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?  

9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it’s loaded with the  mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.  

10. One final tip: If you don’t feel terrible when you leave the  party or get up from the table, you haven’t been paying    attention. Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.  Remember this motto to live by:         “Life should NOT be a  journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body,  but rather to skid
in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘WOO HOO      
what a ride!’

Have a great holiday

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