We are always told not to overeat during holidays, but perpetuating restrictive eating habits can actually backfire.
Is it really a big deal to indulge in a holiday meal? Does it really make a difference for your body?
Apparently, it is not a big deal. In order to make a big difference in your health and body, you have to overindulge for weeks, months, and years.
I was my nutritionist about it and she told me it takes eating 7000 extra calories to gain a kilo. If you focus on restricting your food intake every day, no exception it will only increase your food cravings.
Just as we don't lose fat quickly, we don't gain weight so quickly. If you eat more than you usually do every now and then it not going to make any dramatic impact on your body.
You have to aim at taking up healthy eating habits in a long term, stay away from restrictive mindsets as it will only make it harder for you to sustain healthy behaviors. Focusing too much on food during holidays can trigger anxiety and eating disorders.
Just enjoy your meal and the company of your loved ones.