This is a tricky time … Christmas is close, 10 days away . There are loads of festive foods in the shops, people are cooking for their families and wanting to please and have a well deserved celebration …
It would be very easy to just not bother to stay on plan right now because one or two off days can lead to the mind set that it is not worth making the effort , that we can deal with the damage in January .
I know I would not cope very well at all in January if that were the case .I fear that it would be very hard to find the motivation to get back on track after totally abandoning this way of eating . I would really be setting myself up for a miserable New Year ..However we are all different and have coping strategies that suit us.
Having said that , here’s my suggestion …
to at least try to stay on plan as much as possible , maintaining if not discarding, depending on where you are in the programme . We can have a good 10 days of focus and then have our Christmas ‘treats’ of choice without feeling totally out of control .
I hope this sounds reasonable and you are happy to stay with us so you can enjoy yourselves but not feel bereft on January 1st .
Wendy and Sunny