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What is your excuse for over eating at Christmas?

  • 27-12-2022 9:18pm
    Registered Users Posts: 304 ✭✭

    No doubt most of you will consume excessive amounts of junk food and booze over the festive period. How do you make yourself feel better about it? Or what do you say to excuse the gluttony?

    Do you say things like “ah sure it’s Christmas” and “il be good in the new year”? And then proceed to stuff your face each day.

    What’s the appeal of eating selection boxes and piles of celebrations/roses/QS? There’s nothing particularly festive about them. You wouldn’t do it any other time of the year either.

    Genuinely curious


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,203 ✭✭✭Tork

    I love them all because I paid for them with cash. Lots and lots of itty bitty 5c coins, counted and handed painstakingly to the checkout operator.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,309 ✭✭✭✭wotzgoingon

    I pig out all year so Christmas is no different.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,693 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa

    I hibernate in January, so I need to build up my fat reserves to last me until May.

  • Registered Users Posts: 491 ✭✭BaywatchHQ

    I overeat because of my depression at being an undesirable loner incel. I am 17 stone, at this point I am trying to change my lifestyle but it is hard to kind copes that are as good as overeating and consuming soft drinks. I am thinking about taking up drinking tea or something to distract myself.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,209 ✭✭✭AyeGer

    Because it’s Christmas and people are constantly offering me things to eat.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,235 ✭✭✭Esse85

    Fcuk all else to do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,173 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    Because I want to, I can afford to and I don't have to excuse it to anybody.

  • Registered Users Posts: 864 ✭✭✭Jellybaby_1

    A mountain of food was purchased with extra visitors/mouths to feed over the Christmas period. It has to be consumed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭gameoverdude

    I'm not sure if you're serious, but never think like that!

    Don't! We are here.

    Regardless of disagreements, we are here for you!

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7

    I don;t. Overeat I mean. Never enjoyed it. And while I eat more at Christmas? Always well under any excess

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,978 ✭✭✭blackbox

    Just because it's Christmas.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,700 ✭✭✭Greyfox

    Because all chocolate tastes amazing particularly if it's Ferrero Roche, for me if you don't overeat a little then you've decided that you want to be a miserable and annoying b*stard.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,825 ✭✭✭De Bhál

    Usually would over indulge. Just because it's Christmas and the food and drink is there.

    This year, I got, what I assume is the actual flu last Monday and there was three awful days that followed. Since then, almost no appetite.. pouring a glass of Rioja each evening and that's all I can manage. Exhausted, cold and oversleeping.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx

    Chocolate gives me a headache but I am occasionally a fiend for ice cream and most certainly for crisps

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,317 ✭✭✭gameoverdude

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    Tis Christmas like. That said, I am down 13.5kg since the 1st of October, so I took it handy with the Christmas pigging out this year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 691 ✭✭✭Cushtie

    Crisps are my downfall too. Specially the six packs for €2.00. I can't seem to go into a shop without buying one these days.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,737 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7

    lkindIt is lack of opportunity that restrains me most as I am all but housebound and my supplies come in once very two weeks,, Just now.. Severa l kind folk have made such generous gifts of chocolates.. The tins of roses etc...Happy times ahead..

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,366 ✭✭✭Star Bingo

    Prefer to be where I can slip effortlessly back into my tin of sardines grateful for the sprouts though; plenty of those on the side

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,209 ✭✭✭AyeGer

    We were supposed to have more people over for Christmas but covid hit and some couldn't come. That left more food for the rest of us to eat.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,629 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34

    My excuse for eating far more than my body needs during the festive to, is because I want to. I really like food and I enjoy putting away as much of it as I like for a week. Drink too.

    Today I think I had five full meals and all sorts of snacks in between. I shall sleep very contently.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,058 ✭✭✭barneygumble99

    I was sick recently and lost a substantial amouby of weight so my excuse for eating rubbish is that I want to get back to where I don’t look like I’m wearing ill fitting Xmas clothes and I can’t be arse burning another hole in my belt with a heated nail. Pass me more share bags please.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,930 ✭✭✭sniperman

    my excuse is ....have fun while you might not be here next year

  • Registered Users Posts: 701 ✭✭✭lumphammer2

    Funny thing is ... I have never really been into stuffing myself at Christmas ... I have the dinner eat the odd chocolate have wine and beer but do not do anything OTT ...

    I have gone off certain food and drink associated with Christmas in recent years ... certain chocolates ... sherry ... turkey ... ham ... had way too much of them I suppose and the latter 2 gives me hearburn ...

    Sort of reminds me of an old ad on TV from the late 1990s ... auntie nora's cake or something was part of it !!

  • Registered Users Posts: 122 ✭✭bobbyD1978

  • Registered Users Posts: 500 ✭✭✭fran38

    I'm just after throwing half a family size box of Lemons Seasons Greetings down the bin. Also, some chocolate that I won in a hamper went into the bin as well. I'm tired of the **** feeling after gorging on the couch.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,151 ✭✭✭chrissb8

    Because it's fun and liberating to not have to think about maintaining caloric intake and eat like an 8-year-old at a sleepover for a week.

  • Registered Users Posts: 32,634 ✭✭✭✭Graces7

    I already had good supplies of chocolate etc in. Then unexpected gifts came in.. But that means i will not need to buy chocolates for.... a year? And these things keep well.

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