Ft Myers, FL, November 29, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- In an article by Marisue Alsobrook, renowned parenting expert, how to avoid the guilt associated with overeating is revealed. "Temptations and overeating surrounds us all from Thanksgiving to New Years." says Marisue Alsobrook.
Marisue's experience in feeding over 250 foster children during her 18 years as a foster parent has given her great insight into self indulgence and how to overcome the guilt. "Well, thankfully, all 250 weren't at the table at the same time," Marisue jokes.
In her article about overeating, Marisue explains how to change the way we think about ourselves during mealtime, especially during the holidays. "Holidays are tough times for kids and parents experiencing stress and separation. Often, we turn to food for comfort, compounding our weight problems and guilty feelings." Marisue explains. Marisue discloses 6 crucial steps that will help those who are packing more pounds than they want and will help the overeater to actually enjoy the holidays without the added weight of guilt.
Marisue gives valuable information for parents and families who are so busy taking care of others, that they often neglect themselves and compensate by overeating. Marisue believes that if a few changes in our approach to eating specialty foods is tweaked in a few areas, we can feel better about what we eat, even if we eat too much. "Just agree in advance of mealtime, that the holiday menu is going to upset that plan." Marisue's advice is to equate eating with exercise, which may burn up at least some of the extra calories consumed.
Marisue also states that an important step to guilt free eating, is to relax, knowing we can survive a few extra pounds from the lips to the hips. Marisue further encourages all of us to be optimistic and use "self talk and walk" to get us through the holiday meals.