Listen, I'm all for healthy lifestyles and wanting to be "good" during those times of the year when most people's diets usually disappear like they weren't even there in the first place. The truth surrounding the holiday season this year, though, is that if there's ever been a time to celebrate, it's now.

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I know, you're probably thinking how could someone possibly say that after everything that's happened in 2020? The pandemic caused so many more problems than just health-related for most people and as a result it's almost like the fun's been sucked out of everything that was once deemed good for the soul. That's exactly why this year, I believe everybody has a reason, no.. a RIGHT to celebrate. If you made it through this year, take the holidays as a time to spend with those closest to you, eat, drink, and enjoy each other's company. The last thing you want to do is worry about counting your calories this year, am I right?

With that being said, I'm not saying go crazy if you're actively trying to lose weight for your overall health. Watch what you eat on the days leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday. Be VERY strict. That way, if you want that extra roll or another helping of mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving, you won't feel so guilty about it.

According to a survey conducted by the grocery cashback app Ibotta, 81% of us already don't plan on counting calories this year. It's understandable to not want to eat until you can't move -- super uncomfortable -- but maybe try to be a little more gentle on yourself this year. Feel free to indulge because, guess what? 2020's made you work and honey, you've EARNED that extra biscuit. EAT IT.


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