The classic Christmas indulgence

christmas banquet

God damn, isn’t that a bit much?

Christmas is only four days away, but you know what this means. By now, there’s a lot of pigging out ahead, both before and after Christmas, and for some reason, the quacks who moan about healthy eating don’t seem to have a problem with it.

Everyone likes to indulge themselves at Christmas, including me. Perhaps this is because it’s a time when we can let loose. This basically makes Christmas the one time of year where we can eat as much as we want and not feel guilty about damaging our health.

Call me crazy, but wouldn’t it be better to not feel guilty about what we eat all year round?

Doesn’t it seem odd that we are bombarded by messages from various people telling us what not to eat, but at Christmas time, those messages seem to stop for a while? It’s during Christmas time that we get the good old fashioned “Christmas calories”, because apparently we like stay home for a lot of Christmas time.

After we ring in the new year, we start pushing ourselves to shed those Christmas calories, and when January starts, the healthy eating nuts go back to being condescending prudes, while we wait another eleven months to go back to indulgence.

I suppose having one time of year when we can indulge is better than being obese all year round, but it doesn’t even have to be that way either. It’s possible to not feel guilty over our eating habits and still eat healthy. The bottom line is that we eat lots of fatty foods because we like to, and I think we all love Christmas because it gives us that “get out of jail free card” to eat as much as we want.

Personally, I think it’s good to have this Christmas loophole, because it means that the healthy eating campaigners never truly win. And besides, all the wonderful food I’ll be eating is worth the dreaded Christmas calories.


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