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Video: The Eating Season

I call the 61 days between Halloween and New Year’s “the eating season,” because the temptation to snack on all kinds of crap is intrusive this time of year, with boxes of Belgian chocolate coming in with every client who has paid his bill, cocktail parties with egg-nog and Yule logs, enough pumpkin pie to make you feel like a pumpkin, and trays of Christmas cookies everywhere you turn.

If your brain is as sensitive as mine–sweets turbo charge the brain and then zap it of all its cognitive powers–you, too, have to pull out ever trick of discipline known to man, more even than is used to train those dogs at the airport who can smell pot on a passenger.

Remember this during the eating season: Jesus’ period of temptation ended after 40 days. We got 21 more to go. So don’t be too hard on yourself. Remember this, too: technically, you can start over each day.


Good luck! We’re in this together!

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Maddie

    I love the video!

    I, too, have an addictive personality, and usually one candy bar isn’t enough.

    I am now off to eat an apple. Thanks for the visuals!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Elizabeth

    Love it!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment jami

    I will remember this video each time I’m facing the buffet table at various holiday related functions this year.
    Thank you for a great reminder that self care means tending to my brain via what I eat!

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment rj

    Great video, thank you!

  • Raine West

    This is so true. It’s true of everyone, but especially those with addictive personality. We’re naturally driven to eat more before the cold season. This goes back to our primitive days when starvation was always a problem in winter. So in the fall, people would start getting this urge (natural instinct) to feed when food was still very plentiful and the object was too put on enough fat to get them through the hard winter. This is a natural human response to our environment that doesn’t serve much of a purpose any more except to give us grief.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Payje

    Well done Therese. I loved the video. Now if I can just resist the chocolate.

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