Guyanese Pepperpot and Bread

I’ll only eat salads at Christmas

I enjoy the seasons my body goes through to the point where I am not afraid if by January 1st, my waistline increases by a few inches. It’s cool, because I cut back during the months of January and February. Every year, my family ensures that we gather ourselves in the month of January by fasting and praying. It’s a time to basically ‘hold a focus’ and seek God to help us set goals for the year. Hence, I enjoy my Christmas meals, guilt-free. I must confess though, I have over indulged during the holidays and it is not a nice feeling.

Guyanese Pepperpot and Bread

Being gluttonous is a common habit at Christmas time. The morning of December 25th, it’s going to be loud pepper-pot and bread. About two days before, we ate two slices of bread, but on Christmas morning, we’re chucking six to ten slices because every ounce of pepper pot must be wiped clean from the plates/bowls. Then we take part in the Guyanese Christmas lunch, which usually happens between 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in most households. Again, the weight of the plate is like a new-born baby. So this year, to end the terrible cycle of overeating we made a vow: “I am only eating salads”

Yeah right!

The truth is, there is absolutely no need to pressure yourself with salads only, if you desire to eat everything. Like my last post, eat in a manageable quantity and choose your portions wisely. If you know that you want to taste the macaroni and cheese and the lasagna as well, take tiny pieces of both so you don’t overwhelm your taste buds and your stomach. You can have both black cake and fruit cake, just take two small slices. 

No need to eat salads only, unless that is what you want.

Another mistake we tend to make is that we stop exercising during the holidays. Once we keep at it even if it is twice a week, when January comes there wouldn’t be much changes to your progress. 

Relax your mind and simply enjoy the holidays.

Merry Christmas!

This will be our last post until January 7th, 2023. Have a great holiday with your loved ones and blessings for a prosperous 2023. Please be good to yourself and stay well. 

Thank you for reading our 10th blog post.

Love Denita


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