Posts Tagged ‘ holiday ’

Knowing When to Give Yourself A Buy

Diets. They take effort, commitment, and some sacrifice. We can’t always stuff our face, and eat whatever looks tasty to us at the moment. When you go on a diet, its good to make peace with this fact from the start, because it makes sticking to a diet that much easier.

Still, there are some times where you fall off the plan. You have a cookie or three at Christmas, you stuff your face full of delicious at Thanksgiving, or you have a peace of cake at your birthday. Another key part of a diet is to realize it is OK to do these things. You can slip, you can enjoy yourself, and you can have fun eating when occasion calls for it. The key is just making sure that every day isn’t an occasion.

The last thing about letting yourself have fun is not feeling guilty about it later. If you splurge, and then spend the rest of a happy occasion beating yourself up for a scoop of ice cream, you’ll ruin a perfectly fun time. So here is to dieting, and still having fun. Don’t berate yourself for a slip up, say, I’ll be good tomorrow… Just make sure tomorrow DOES come.


Happy National Cheesecake Day!

So, as I mentioned yesterday, today is national cheesecake day. Although this is not a government recognized holiday, there is no reason that you should be stopped from celebrating this wonderful celebration of food. What’s the holiday about? That’s easy, simply go out, and eat some cheesecake. If that doesn’t work, try making one for yourself or your family at home. Cheesecake is a delicious treat, and those who enjoy it do so with passion. On the holiday, make sure to look for local chains offering deals to celebrate cheesecake. My favorite, The Cheesecake Factory, is celebrating by offering all of their delicious cakes at half price today! That’s a deal that shouldn’t be missed. Also, they are introducing their new Stephanie’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake, a dessert that I can’t wait to try. As an additional note, the Factory will be donating 25 cents from every purchase of this new cake to the Feeding America charity over the next 12 months. So there you have it. Go out, enjoy some cheesecake, and even help a charity all on this great food holiday.