The US Coast Guard, according to a recent report, has reduced the passenger capacity on commercial vessels because the average weight of Americans has gone up from 160 pounds to 185 pounds. I guess that means too much tonnage in the steerage.
As I look at the piles of holiday cookies already accumulating in my kitchen, I’d like to suggest just a few “Do it Well” eating guidelines for this festive season.
- Just because it’s the “Christmas Meal,” don’t eat as if it was your “Last Supper.”
- If you get lightheaded when you tighten your belt, you may have engaged in too much holiday stuffing.
- A few cookies is fine. A few more cookies is probably too many. And a few dozen cookies a gross number. (Get it? Few dozen = Gross. That’s punny!)
- Don’t eat your meals while watching football games. If you’re going to eat a lot of food and watch a lot of sports on TV, at least get a little exercise walking from the dining room to the den.
- Even though holiday schedules are crazy, make sure you allow for at least 30 minutes between meals.
- Remember that eggnog is a thickening agent.
- If we all agree to never eat another fruitcake, we would do the world a big favor.
So remember, no matter how much you eat and how little you exercise over the holidays, you can always make up for it with the New Year’s resolutions……that you won’t keep.
Happy holiday stuffing.