Don't Let Excuses Derail Your Health This Holiday Season

By Press Release – December 4, 2013

Excuses – we’ve all got them when it comes to making healthier food choices. Any of these ring true for you?

1. Because it’s a holiday

We applaud Joey for the creative repurposing of maternity pants as “Thanksgiving” pants. But if your planned binge involves specialized clothing, you may want to rethink your eating, even if it is a holiday.

2. Emotional eating

emotionaleatingYeah, we’ve all been there. But is ugly crying while stuffing your face really going to help things? Please, put down the spoon and step away from the ice cream.

3. I already blew it

blew itJust because you pigged out doesn’t mean you should give up forever.  You can always start again beginning at your next meal (P.S. If your overeating was triggered by a girls’ night in, maybe you need to encourage your friends to take up healthier habits.).

4. I hate veggies

hateveggiesSo you don’t like veggies. That doesn’t mean you can justify eating everything else instead.


5. I’m already healthy

Oh, dear, dear Phoebe. We do love you in all your awkward glory.phoebe
And, speaking of awkward …


6. Someone brought donuts to the office

DoughnutsBut it doesn’t mean you have to eat the whole box.


7. I don’t have time to eat healthy

notimeWe know, even cats find it hard to eat healthy when they’re tied to their desk all day. Planning ahead can help you stay on track.

8. My team won! My team lost!

teamwonPopcorn, hot dogs and nachos won’t ease the agony of defeat or increase the thrill of victory.

9. I want to get my money’s worth at the  all-you-can-eat buffet

beauregardBut is it worth needing to be rolled out of the restaurant?

10. I’ll start eating healthy tomorrow

starttomorrowPromises, promises.Don’t let these excuses keep you from eating healthy. The American Heart Association has easy healthy recipes, tips for making better food choices, and more.



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