Start again now or in New Year?

After some advice folks, I've ate eat clean all year, I weigh and track everything to keep my weight under control. Like most folks I let myself go a bit over Christmas and kind of feel a bit guilty now. The house is still packed full of Christmas treats and I'm not back to work until 5th Jan but as I say I feel a bit guilty eating junk over Christmas and want to get back to clean eating again.

I am wondering should I just finish the crap in the house and start afresh in New Year or start now? I kind of feel there is too much temptation about at the moment.

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  • SteamPug
    SteamPug Posts: 262 Member
    If you feel guilty now imagine how you’ll feel when you’ve finished all the goodies. If you can’t start whilst the food is there you could always donate it to a charity.
  • theabsentmindednurse
    theabsentmindednurse Posts: 405 Member
    edited December 2017
    dave_in_ni wrote: »

    I am wondering should I just finish the crap in the house and start afresh in New Year or start now? I kind of feel there is too much temptation about at the moment.

    If you feel the food in the house too much of a temptation, than the best course of action would be to remove the temptation.
    On this weight loss path, not only do we learn to eat healthier, but also positive habits, including retraining our brain. This includes living with Temptation.

    At the end of the day.
    The choice is yours.
  • Rickster1967
    Rickster1967 Posts: 485 Member
    Eat maintenance calories, log everything

    If you need to lose weight, doesn't say in the OP, then get into deficit in the New Year
  • Lounmoun
    Lounmoun Posts: 8,426 Member
    You don't have to finish off anything just because it is there. It sounds like these foods have passed the point of enjoyment for you so why keep eating them?
    If you truly think a food is crap or junk then give it away or throw it away and eat stuff you really like and want.

    I made cookies on Christmas eve and I am pretty well over eating them or other sugary foods. I don't feel guilty over having them just getting tired of sweets. My family can eat the rest. I'm kind of craving olives or pickles.
  • JaydedMiss
    JaydedMiss Posts: 4,286 Member
    I gave any bad temptation away as i went along pigging out, So now im left with none it worked out as planned....And i cant wait to not feel like a greasy overstuffed pig so yay for starting today lol
  • janejellyroll
    janejellyroll Posts: 25,763 Member
    My answer is start now. Always start now. Even if starting now is just logging and figuring out where you're at so you can make adjustments.
  • vanmep
    vanmep Posts: 406 Member
    This might be a really good opportunity to observe and learn some things about yourself and your relationship with food. Pay attention to your thought patterns and habits and how they make you feel. What compels you to eat? What makes you feel guilty? What goes through your mind when you are pigging out? How do you feel emotionally and physically when you’re eating things you’re not used to? I think sometimes we get so focused on the number on the scale we forget to notice the vast sea of “other stuff” that goes along with food and eating. You have a perfect opportunity to pay attention to that!
  • Rickster1967
    Rickster1967 Posts: 485 Member
    There are all kinds of starts

    My own start was cleaning and organising my kitchen so I could use it. Without that I wouldn't have started.

    So. Start.
  • SCoil123
    SCoil123 Posts: 2,108 Member
    What is the point in waiting if you know it’s what you want to do? Is there a reason to wait?
  • missysippy930
    missysippy930 Posts: 2,577 Member
    No time like the present.
  • OldHobo
    OldHobo Posts: 647 Member
    edited December 2017
    You have no reason to listen to my advice and, truth be told, I have no interest the matter. But were it me, I hope I would honestly log whatever was consumed whether I ate the treats or tossed them out.
  • tinamarie6624
    tinamarie6624 Posts: 182 Member
    If I were you, I would start now. Why wait for the New Year, most of my diets that started as a "New Years Resolution" have all failed. If I have an off day, the next day I take care of it by getting back with my program. If you falter, that is life, just do your best and go from there.

    In my experience, when I over indulge for a week or more, it becomes a habit and then I have a harder time breaking that habit.

    Good luck to you!

    Tina Marie
  • evilpoptart63
    evilpoptart63 Posts: 397 Member
    If you can work the leftovers into your calorie/macro budget I dont see a reason to avoid the foods. On the other hand, if you're struggling with moderation and consistantly going over, there's no point in waiting. It kind of depends on you and how you're handling the leftovers. Personally, Christmas really threw off my progress so Im completely staying away from the leftovers and letting my kids/husband finish them while I eat my normal foods but you might have better willpower than me.
  • bisky
    bisky Posts: 963 Member
    Just say no to the crap and go back to whatever makes you feel happy, healthy and proud. I wrapped all the "goodies" and gave them away. You can give them to your mailman, people working at the SPCA, friends, etc.
    OldHobo wrote: »
    You have no reason to listen to my advice and, truth be told, I have no interest the matter. But were it me, I hope I would honestly log whatever was consumed whether I ate the treats or tossed them out.

    Love this advice from Old Hobo.