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Thanksgiving: Permission to Cheat

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... on your diet that is. Don't worry, don't feel guilty, just eat and enjoy it!

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Momlogic is committed to giving you great tips on eating right and living healthy, but we'd like to put all that aside -- just this once.

We're all for a taking care of yourself, but seriously -- Thanksgiving is a holiday based on eating, so isn't it the one day in the entire year that you can just allow yourself to go nuts? The other 364 days we can criticize ourselves in the mirror, long for skinny jeans, say no to dessert and skip the bread and butter.

On Friday you can go back to pretending you love the elliptical machine. You can re-convince yourself that cottage cheese tastes good. And you can cut out the image of the too skinny model in your goal dress and put it on the fridge.

Just in case you are looking for it, with entirely no official authority, we hereby give you permission to take this one day to indulge. Go ahead and eat that brie appetizer! Put the extra stick of butter in the mashed potatoes! Have seconds -- maybe thirds! And just this once, try both pie options and don't ask for "slivers." Unbutton those pants, let the muffin top breathe and don't even attempt to go on that after dinner walk.

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Kirstie November 27, 2008, 6:24 PM

I ate without a care today.
And it was worth it - my mother told me afterwards that the thing she was most thankful for this year was having gotten to watch me eat a whole meal, and even take seconds!
(My weight is a constant contention in my house - I’m a recovered anorexic, and though at a perfectly healthy weight, my mother is still understandably concerned.)
Forget the diet today - you, and everyone around you, will appreciate it!
And now it’s time for dessert in my house .. happy thanksgiving, everyone!

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