You might think it’s all the good food, the tastes, the smells, or just the sight of. Or perhaps you’re a devotee of the hunger theory. You were hungry and so you ate and ate. No ma’am it’s none of the above. Holiday eating too much food and too many fattening foods is a habit, one that you formed over many holidays. It is the holiday situation itself that cues you to eat in weight-gaining, weight-maintaining ways. When you associate this holiday with frequent past consumption on other holidays, it is most likely your strong habit means you will consume as you always have on this holiday too.
To break a strong habit pattern like this, you should do all you can to disrupt the usual holiday cues. Change what you can about the situation so there will no longer be those old familiar cues that get your holiday eating habits up and running before you know what hit you.
Do you know what your holiday habits are and which holiday cues bring these habits right to the fore once again?