Does food play a big role In your holiday? Is your holiday mindset: lots of food = good time, not so much food = bad time? Can you possibly revel in holiday spirit without overeating? You bet you can.
Holidays are filled with traditions, many of them centered around food. Holidays also mean cultural, religious, and ethnic customs that dictate certain eating behaviors.
Although the point of holidays – any holiday – isn’t exclusively food and drink, we tend to wrap our holiday thoughts around food. What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving dinner or a New Year’s Eve celebration?
Food has meaning and that meaning may be interpreted differently by various religions, ethnicities, and cultures. Food also means comfort and security – something many of us look for and welcome around the holidays.
But, nowhere is it written that food has to be eaten in tremendous quantity – that a meal has to include stuffing, two types of potatoes, five desserts, or six types of candy. That idea is self-imposed.