Holiday’s are one of the hardest things to manage when you are on a diet, or program. Your brain tells you that becaue you are there, you have to eat what is being served. If you are lucky the host will have some healthy choices there but if not there is always an alternative. Learn to eat in moderation because you are making a lifestyle change and there will always be obstacle’s in your way.
I was fortunate this week in that we had 2 bbq’s to attend both of which had healthy choices. Now, I’m not saying I didn’t cheat, but I didn’t overeat which means I’m learning!! The BBQ we had here at our house included fresh veggies, fruit, Sugar free cake, lower calorie items into the baked beans and meat. No one noticed the changes which was healthier for us, but we did have a few dishes that weren’t so healthy too!! On those if I wanted some I ate just a spoonful to satisfy my craving, and did extra exercise to burn those unneeded calories.
My sister’s was yesterday and I stuck to smoked pork but a small serving of potato salad (maybe the size of a golf ball) and ice cream for dessert. However, the ice cream was sugar free and made with skim milk!! (Yes it was my doings, but it tasted heavenly.) No one even commented on the ice cream until there’s was gone and I was getting ready to eat mine and they told me it had to many calories. Boy were they fooled when they found out it was sugar free!! Success, even if it was a small way!!
Both days for breakfast and lunch I was able to stick to the plan, but I went over on calories at the 2nd bbq, due to my drink choice, but man was it yummy!! But I only had one and only went over by 200 so I would call Cinchpiration+BBQ’s a success!! I also got all of my exercise in those two days because I worked hard at meeting my exercise goals and made sure I had extra steps so I could burn more calories.
Its all about lifestyle changes and while its getting easier, it is still hard when temptation is right in your face!! But be strong and choose your hard!!! Heidi