In any case, last night I went to three Christmas parties. Thanks to work, they are the only ones I will be able to attend. In a way, being too busy is an excellent holiday food management. In any case, I had many cookies (all homemade) and nibbly apps. And wine and cider with rum. I know I overate calorie wise and carb wise in a big way. I enjoyed every bite.
But oy, this morning my body felt it. The major sugar crash, the belly bloat, the water retention. It's an excellent reminder of how the way I typically eat is so much better. So I'm loading up of protein and fat and keeping my carbs down today. I still don't feel great, but I know I'll feel better tomorrow, and the day after.
It's not a morality thing for me. I don't feel like I was *bad* for eating the way I did, nor is the food *bad*--it was a less than ideal nutritional choice, that's all. Attaching judgements like that to food are pointless. One day doesn't make a difference. Self-recrimination doesn't change what you consumed. And it doesn't make you physically feel better. Taking good care of yourself the next day does.