The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Setting limits

God gave us commandments, and Jesus told stories called parables because we need rules. And strange as it seems, setting limits on holiday indulgence increases our enjoyment. I've adapted the following nine essential limits to consider if food is less than your friend this time of year. If you find yourself fearing uncontrolled weight gain, this approach offers strength and encouragement. Remind yourself: I will enjoy the holidays to the fullest because I am willing to accept essential limits. Check those you must focus on.

(Article includes a nine-point checklist with tips for eating healthily and staying fit during the holidays.)

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