Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The battle of the Christmas bulge

Well it’s Christmas time. And for most of us it means stress, shopping and a whole lot of eating.

Open up any newspaper or magazine and we’re bombarded with food advertisements encouraging us to entertain and consume over the holiday season. While reporters can’t wait to share with us just how many calories we’ll be gobbling down. Thanks for the reminder. I recently read that there are about 4,500 calories in the typical Christmas turkey dinner. And because our family celebrates Christmas with an Italian twist, add a few cheese cannelloni as a starter and a tiramisu for dessert and you basically have a heart attack on a plate.

But ‘tis only once a year and I say go for it! Scarf down your rum ‘n egg nog, double dip your cracker in that oozing brie, and make sure you pile on that salted ham and turkey on your plate. It’s Christmas. The most glorious time of the year and no one should be counting calories or watching their waistline.

After all, by the time January rolls around, every diet clinic and fitness centre in the country will be reminding us just how flabby we all are!

So have a very merry Christmas and eat up!


Leona said...

Hear hear! Merry Christmas Julie. All the best for a great 2008!

ZoeyBella said...

I've embraced the fact that I'm a size 13 (but also 5'10" so everything is height/weight proportionate). It would be an exercise (pardon the pun) in futility for me to say that I'm going to drop two skirt sizes.

I'll just enjoy the holidays and if I burn off any calories opening gifts on Christmas morning, then so be it.

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Julie Rusciolelli said...

You too ladies! Hope to catch up with you soon in 2008!