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Eating Tips for the Holidays

tommie gorman

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    :haha: Eating Tips for the Holidays  :haha:

1.  Avoid carrot sticks.  Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet

table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit.  In fact, if you see carrots,

leave immediately.  Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.

  2.  Drink as much eggnog as you can and quickly.  You can't find it any

other time of year but now.  So drink up!  Who cares that it has 10,000

calories in every sip?  It's not as if you're going to turn into an

"eggnog-aholic" or something.  It's a treat.  Enjoy it!!!! Have one for me.

Have two.  It's later than you think.  It's Christmas!

  3.  If something comes with gravy, use it.  That's the whole point of

gravy.  Gravy does not stand-alone.  Pour it on.  Make a volcano out of your

mashed potatoes.  Fill it with gravy.  Eat the volcano.  Repeat.

  4.  As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or

whole milk.  If it's skim, pass.  Why bother?  It's like buying a sports car

with an automatic transmission.

  5.  Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control

your eating.  The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other

people's food for free.  Lots of it.  Hello???

  6.  Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's.

You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the

time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while

carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.

  7.  If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like

frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself

near them and don't budge.  Have as many as you can before becoming the

center of attention.  They're like a beautiful pair of shoes.  If you leave

them behind, you're never going to see them again.

  8.  Same for pies.  Apple, pumpkin and mincemeat - have a slice of each.

Or, if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always

have three.  When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?

  9.  Did someone mention fruitcake?  Granted, it's loaded with the

mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost.  I mean, have some


  10.  One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or

get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention.  Reread tips:

Start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner.

Add any you find interesting. Diet heck. Have fun if you can.  :twisted:

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From: MY KIND OF DOCTOR  :lol:



Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?

A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heartwill not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain?

Eat chicken.. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy


And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If

you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise


A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is:

No Pain...Good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?

A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!!. Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the


A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

A: Are you crazy? HELLO ..... Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?

A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about

food and diets.

And remember: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention

of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to

skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body

thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, What a Ride!"

Always take a chance in life, the end result may not always be what you

hoped for but that?s fine. At least, you will never go through life

wondering what if.... and only if...

Think on  :lol:


Roco  UK

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is this a usa tradition ?

tommie why do i get the impression u are a big guy

are u ?

Strange enough just-  it sounds like it came from England.  :wink:

"It all began in England, where eggnog was the trademark drink of the upper class. "You have to remember, the average Londoner rarely saw a glass of milk,"


But then again, I am not really sure.

"Many believe that eggnog is a tradition that was brought to America from Europe. This is partially true. Eggnog is related to various milk and wine punches that had been concocted long ago in the "Old World". However, in America a new twist was put on the theme. Rum was used in the place of wine. In Colonial America, rum was commonly called "grog", so the name eggnog is likely derived from the very descriptive term for this drink, "egg-and-grog", which corrupted to egg'n'grog and soon to eggnog. At least this is one version... "


Who really knows.  :grin2:

On the big guy part, no not really. I presently weigh 240 (holiday season) 6'0 and just quit smoking a month ago. As soon as the nicotene urges go away, I am back on a successful excersize and diet program.  :grin2: So back down to about 210 lbs. Felt great there.  :smitten:

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eggnog is horrible. I dont know how anyone can drink that stuff.

oh my gosh...eggnog is so good...add some rum and yuuuuummmmy...when i was a kid we made it from sctatch...we know better nowdays...raw egg aren't a good idea...which is what eggnog is...milk eggs nutmeg and sugar...right now i have a big gallon jug in my fridge...pasteurized of course...yum...gonna go pour me a big glass...

there r literally thousands of recipes...some use brandy...some bourbon...i like rum...some r cooked most r not...

i prefer to just buy it...

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