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MICHELLEXXXX
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2/3/13 3:29 A

I would try to love, honor, and respect yourself (even more than your boyfriend surely does) by fueling your body lightly and healthfully.



ANJUNA2
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2/3/13 12:55 A

You can offer to cook some great healthy meals. Then when he cooks something unhealthy like a frozen pizza etc, eat a slice (fill 1/3 of your plate with pizza) then fill the rest of your plate with salad. Buy lots of fruit to have for dessert and snacks.



BUBBLEJ1
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2/2/13 10:50 P

My vacation plan (I was away for 3 weeks, lost 1.5lb while away and another 2lb in the 4 days since I've been back) was to eat a healthy breakfast, a light lunch, then splurge a little on dinner. I didn't have dessert every night, and I kept healthy snacks on hand. Cut yourself a bit of slack though, you are on vacation, and a bit of junk food won't hurt you.



ALORTA
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2/2/13 8:20 P

I would totally agree with dragonchilde.
You'll be on vacation!
Don't go crazy, but letting yourself take a break once in a while will help you long term. Just let both of you enjoy the experience and deal with the fallout when you come home. So long as you don't start suddenly eating sugar everywhere (and mostly stay away from the fru fru drinks that are just loaded with calories) or stuffing yourself, you'll be fine. And since you've been dieting for a while, your stomach is used to the portions you've been giving it up to now. If you listen to it you won't break the bank, so to speak, on overdoing the calories. You might go over and gain a bit... but it won't set you too far back and you'll be able to relax and enjoy...




DRAGONCHILDE
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2/2/13 5:32 P

By not dieting at all. :)

A couple of things you can do. You can plan ahead for every meal, and include healthy snacks, and/or you can set yourself to maintenance, and plan to stop "dieting" for the week. Just aim for maintaining your weight for a week, and enjoy your time off from all responsibilities!



EREBECCA
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2/2/13 12:09 P

I think not to be too strict - your boyfriend will understand. Ask if you can pick somewhere to eat out (instead of always eating in) and limit yourself (harder than it sounds, I know). Take alternatives - salad to go with the pizza and frozen berries for pudding.



JACQUM01
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2/2/13 11:55 A

I'm about to leave state to go stay with my boyfriend for a week (its kind of like a vacation for me since im leaving all my responsibilities.) I've been going strong on my diet for a couple months and im just hoping i dont go off of it especially in his house, typical guy with frozen pizzas, packaged deasserts, stuff like that. I'm gonna bring some healthy groceries but does anybody have any advice for staying on my diet while im away?



 
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