HOW TO RUIN HOLIDAY MEMORIES OF GOOD FOOD

From Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, Americans eat more high-fat meats, sauces and goodies than at any other season. As the social calender fills out with office parties, celebrations and football gatherings, so unfortunately does the waistline. But a happy holiday can be a healthy one too. Here are some tips to carry you through the round of celebrations without feeling guilty or deprived-

When You're the Guest

When You're the host
RATHER THAN RUINING THE GOOD TIMES, JUST REMEMBER:

The Month After Christmas

Twas the month after Christmas all through the house
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber).
I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared;
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
And the way I'd never said, "No thank you, please."
As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt--
I said to myself, as I only can
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"


So -- away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won't have a cookie -- not even a lick.
I'll only chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore-
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!