Over the past few days and weeks, your eating choices have been less than healthy. They've been so unhealthy, you might have even gained a few pounds. Should you worry about this? Should you work extra hard at the gym to burn the extra weight off? Should you even stress about that unwanted holiday weight?
The answer is no. What you eat during one or two weeks out of the year won't affect you that much. If you're always gorging on holiday food (ham, turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and cookies) then you might gain a few pounds. Is this a bad thing? It usually isn't as long as it isn't the start of a new low-exercise, high-calorie lifestyle.
What matters isn't the time frame between Christmas and New Year's, it's the time frame between New Year's and Christmas. How you treat your body during the eleven months leading up to the holiday season will determine your health. Treat your body good all year round and you won't have to worry about a few days of pigging out.