Carrot sticks-avoid them. 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.
Drink as much eggnog as you can. Who cares that it has 10,000
calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an
egg-nogaholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have two. It's
If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of
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.
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.
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.
Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each.
When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?
Fruitcake? Avoid it at all cost!
If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from
the table, you haven't been paying attention. Reread tips. But
hurry! Cookieless January is just around the corner.
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Colorado Comments' ]
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