What's the it?
"I need to stop eating all these Christmas treats!"
"I always gain so much weight this time of year!"
"I need a juice cleanse!"
"I'm going to be so fat after this meal!"
"I'm going to do [fill in the blank diet] this year!"
"I need go exercise extra long to work all this off!"
And the ever popular, "New year, new me!"
Somehow diet culture has become ingrained into the 'most wonderful time of the year'. Instead of the holiday season being focused on good food, good people, and the creation of good memories, there is an underlying message that we need to be concerned about our bodies and how much weight we've gained through the season, and how we must get rid of it all (and then some) next year. And so we say things like "I just shouldn't eat that cookie!" or "This extra weight…