I keep seeing women saying things like “How are you sticking to your diet with all the yummy Christmas foods tempting you?” Or berating themselves for eating a mince pie.
Eat the fucking pie. Just eat it, enjoy it and don’t worry about it.
Maybe you’ll gain some weight over the festive period, but when you get back to normal habits, it’ll go back to normal.
It’s important, spiritually nourishing and goddamn lovely to celebrate and convalesce with family, to bond over food and drinks and not to be some neurotic party pooper lecturing everybody about gluten.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: prioritising diets over family bonding is back to front living and just ridiculous.
And if you don’t have habits that you can get back to after the festivities are over, if you’re on a super restrictive regime that doesn’t allow you to partake in your favourite foods, then you probably want to take a look at that. Because it doesn’t sound like what you’re doing is sustainable.