Students indulge in holiday foods, ignore consequences
The holidays are here, and ’tis the season to loosen belts and waist bands as Americans stuff down the holiday cheer with an extra helping of button-popping food. Even Santa Claus can’t hold off the weight. With delicious holiday spreads, and thousands of tempting cookies, students find it easy to understand why.
“My grandma leaves a bunch of candy trays out, so I just snack all day,” junior James Latty said.
Thanksgiving is a ticket to tighter jeans and turkey comas. With all the delicious mouth-watering dishes, most students succumb to the danger of holiday foods, but some recognize these dangers, and do all they can to avoid them.
Many students try to diet during the holidays but it’s typically the toughest time when temptation lurks around every cookie.
“I’ve tried to diet, but it never seems to work out. I try not to eat sweets, but they always look so good,” junior Lauren Heard said. “I end up caving every year.”
Still some students don’t even think about the consequences of a scrumptious holiday dinner.
“Gobble ’til you wobble, that’s my motto” sophomore Kelsey Fosnough said of her Thanksgiving eating strategy.
With the big guy in the red suit leading the way, students follow the example of eat fattening holiday foods, but the dangers don’t end there. The best parts of the holidays are the leftovers. That feast that’s supposed to only last one day, ends up lasting seven. The good thing is, the turkey is a safe and healthy way to avoid holiday weight gain – if you eat it plain and on a sandwich. The remaining leftovers still pose dangers to student’s waistlines.
“Every time I look at the Fridge, I can’t help but open it. The leftovers are delicious and almost better than the meal itself,” sophomore Brad Williams said.
Students beware, the holiday’s are here and unless you want to end up looking like Santa with a belly that shakes when you laugh like a bowl full of jelly be smart about what you eat this holiday season.