A St. Patrick’s Day Diet

Will You Stick with Your Diet This March 17?

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, you might be concerned about enjoying the holiday while you’re on a diet. It is certainly possible to enjoy the holiday while on a diet, but it will take a bit of Greek philosophy meets Irish legend. What in all of Dublin could I possibly mean?

A Diet-Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Managing your diet on St. Patrick's Day doesn't have to be a nightmare. Quite simply, you’ll have to employ the epicurean idea of moderation borrowed from Greek philosophy on this St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy your favorite treats on St. Patrick’s Day but only in moderation. Stick to your diet, and you won’t be experiencing regrets on March 18.

The concept of moderation can be quite hard around the holidays, including even St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day has grown in popularity in recent years, and for some individuals that celebration ends up becoming a weeklong affair. One common beverage of choice during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations is beer. The good news is that you will have a lot of low calorie beer options so your diet won’t be completely jeopardized if you want a more adult drink this March 17. Stick with light beer in bottles. You will be more likely to not over consume if you drink bottled beer.

Foods like Irish potato candy present a challenge when on a diet because they contain mostly sugar. Have a piece of two but don’t over indulge. St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to eat the delicious Irish dish, colcannon. St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be complete without colcannon and a piece of Irish soda bread. Colcannon contains potatoes and cabbage, which are both vegetables. You can substitute margarine for the butter in this recipe, and limit yourself to one piece of soda bread rather than the entire loaf.

With the above suggestions, you can celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day without damaging your diet in the process.

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