There is a plethora of nutritional advice, diets, “expert” guidance, and just about anything you can imagine diet/food related out there in the blogosphere. Not all of them are bad, some are very very good, if you’re lucky enough to find them, but almost all of them have an end game. They have to keep you interested and with the advent of the internet, we are hungry for more, new, relevant information that suits our purpose. We do tend to hear what we want to hear, don’t we? So these experts are left to constantly bring you new, cutting edge information, or to hammer away that their way is the only way. Whatever it takes to maintain their following and, of course, their livelihood.
The holiday elves are here, and they want to tell you, “It’s ok! Enjoy the holiday meal. Have a holiday cookie. Nothing bad is going to happen.”
If your 80/20 rule becomes the 70/30 rule, or even 60/40 for four or five days, you will be fine. You won’t wake up and suddenly not recognize the person staring back in the mirror. You won’t find yourself crying in a corner with a half eaten pecan pie in your hand. You won’t jump up on the office printer and photocopy your underwear while eating two Christmas cupcakes and chugging a quart of eggnog. Well, you might, but that requires a different conversation.