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7/27/13 8:46 A

SPARKLEFIST - Did you see the article today - 85 Tips and Strategies for Dining Out? It looked like it was written for you (and those of us who want to go on vacation, enjoy ourselves, but NOT gain back all we've lost). I thought of you the whole time I was reading it, but I realize you might be on the road and unable to check in on SP. Hope you're having a great time.

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7/26/13 4:05 P

SPARKLEFIST,

Don't worry ! Enjoy the beach !! remember, even if you do eat a little more than you want, that doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one.

One less than perfect weekend or one over indulgent meal WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle. If you eat right five out of seven days this week, you're still doing better than the average American.

Try to be mindful of your portions, but if you over indulge, that's not the end of the world. You'll just eat a little better when you return. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet.


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7/26/13 4:03 P

I've been on a couple of vacation trips since being on SparkPeople and have been pleasantly surprised at how well they worked out. There are several articles about eating out on SP. I find it harder when travelling because I can't take left-overs home and have difficulty "wasting" food. I have to remind myself that I'd rather it go to "waste" than to go to "waist". But some places will allow you to order from a children's menu. You might be able to split a meal with your roommate. In general, remember to look for grilled and stay away from fried and heavy butter sauces. Fruit instead of hashbrowns for breakfast. I also took a bag of snacks with me - 100 calorie almonds and even some Atkins shakes and cans of V8 juice. It not only made it easier to keep my calories in line, but saved money, too.
I hope you have a wonderful time!

SPARKLEFIST Posts: 34
7/26/13 12:47 P

I'm going out to the Jersey Shore with my roommate this weekend and I JUST started getting back on Sparkpeople. I am so bad about occasion eating (and occasions seem to happen all the time). I'm worried about keeping my eating in line while I'm away. Any advice? I want to come back from this weekend still on track.

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