Holiday Eating Tips

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 DRE# 319853

Don't you just hate going to a party and acting like you don't eat? Well no more. Let it rip and here are some tips to make it even more enjoyable. So without further ado... for all us partiers  Let's party

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. It's rare. You cannot 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 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 eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it.

6- Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nthing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you will 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 the 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, Mincemeat. Have a slice each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apple 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 at all cost. I mean, have some standards.

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. Re-read tips: Start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by:

"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, chocolate in one hand, body throughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO!! what a ride"

Have a great MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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About the Author Martha Brown- As a third generation Annapolitan I love to write about my experiences in and out of the real estate market. Licensed since 1992 all with Long & Foster I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and a Seller Representation Specialist (SRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. My goal is to help my clients understand the real estate market and to then make sound real estate decisions. 


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Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Right on!  This list kind of reminds me of one Christmas back in the 80's. (when I was a young skinny chick)  Some really helpful person passed around a list of what a normal person eats on Christmas day.  It started with fudge, then breakfast items, then more snacks all the way to dinner and after dinner late night snacks.  It totaled some hideous amount of calories (like over 10k, I think) that I wiped from my memory immediately.  I had to.  I couldn't handle not having fudge for my breakfast appetizer. 

Dec 11, 2008 03:50 PM #1
Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Merry Chrismas Martha!

Woo Hoo!  I am taking your list with me and if anyone notices my chipmunk cheeks as I save the food I just ate to cram more in, I will just show them the list and say "Martha made me!"

Dec 11, 2008 04:23 PM #2
Jean Powers
Kane & Associates call 510.908.9002 - Alameda, CA
CRS,e-PRO,HAFA,SFR Broker, Northern California

Martha, You are great! I love your tips and I will abide by them! Cheers!

Dec 11, 2008 05:01 PM #3
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Martha - Thanks for the tips, I need to watch my weight around the Holidays. If it's in front of me, I eat it!

Dec 11, 2008 06:37 PM #4
Carol Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate - Langhorne, PA
Realtor, Bucks County, Pa

Great post Martha.  I found it insightful, yet entertaining at the same time.

Dec 11, 2008 08:59 PM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Martha - I love this blog piece.  I've done it all when it comes to holiday buffets.  I've tried eating something at home, just before going, while hoping to keeping a little class going.  HOWEVER, I don't do that anymore. At the party or buffet, I simply ooh and awe over the food, while I'm stuffing the good things into my mouth.  The secret is to continually compliment the hostess on her cooking and selection of foods.  AND I totally ditto your thoughts on carrot sticks.  They need to be banished from the month of December.

Dec 12, 2008 01:56 PM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Martha:  Love the holiday eating tips.  You're a hoot!  But you are right.  Christmas comes but once a year with all it's buffet goodness.  Exercise, weight loss and guilt are what New Year's Resolutions are all about.

Dec 13, 2008 03:18 AM #7
Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

I got a big laugh out of this one Martha, very clever!  I appreciate you posting it very much.  Don't forget real butter in the mashed potatoes... yum!

Dec 13, 2008 05:13 AM #8
geri wehry
RE/MAX Select R.E. - Covington, WA
your agent for life


LOL - you made my day - again!!  This was GREAT!  My husband thanks you too... I was laughign so much while I was reading he kept saying, what?  what?   So I read it all to him too!

Have a great day!


Dec 16, 2008 03:33 AM #9
Marilyn Harrell
ReMax Riverhaven - Beaverton, MI
Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI

Enjoyed this fun article!

Dec 16, 2008 04:57 AM #10
Martha Brown
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403 - Annapolis, MD
Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent

Doreen- I have been eating breakfast fudge all week. I LOVE Christmas LOL

Paula- You go girl!!

Jean- I'm with you

Robert- That's the whole idea. Give yourself some love and don't worry about the weight right now. Thats a new year thing :)

Carol- Thanks

Myrl- Complimenting the hostess is a great addition. Of course its hard to do when my mouth is full but I will try LOL

Chris Ann- I'm with you on that one. Will power is for any season but Christmas

Chris- Ahh yes. Real butter. I bought 8 lbs of that 'real' butter just the other day. Can't ever have too much this time of year LOL

Geri- Glad you enjoyed. Now enjoy that food!!

Marilyn- Thank you. Metty Christmas

Dec 16, 2008 12:28 PM #11
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

I love these.  Holidays are for enjoying.  What's the point of going if I am just going to be consumed by how many calories is in everything.  I'll think of you as I am having my second helping of macaroni and cheese.

Dec 16, 2008 11:50 PM #12
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