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My advice is: just eat whatever YOU are comfortable with!!!!
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Learning how to eat healthy in social situations is a skill we must all learn. Personally, I think it's rude to comment on what someone is eating. Next time someone makes a comment give them The Look: A steady stare without smiling. After a few seconds, say, "I'm good, thanks" and stay strong!
I agree with the others - no need to justify your food choices. It's your body, and why do they care? I usually will plead fullness if someone says something or that I'm saving room to split a dessert. Or use it as an opportunity that you are trying to eat less and move more. Just because they may be used to you one way doesn't mean that you can't change.
What I do:
-I never take home leftovers from restaurants. More than likely, it's something that I would not eat normally, so I don't drag it out to another meal. I'm fortunate to have the budget that allows me to do so. -Two drink maximum. Usually one because I drink less in general than I used to, and with the weight loss, one is usually enough for me to feel it. -Look at the menu ahead of time. I went to Pei Wei a couple of weeks ago with friends and picked an entree that I could eat 1/2-3/4 of and have a cocktail later without blowing my ranges. I sometimes will also adjust what I eat earlier in the day as well - still eating, but being a bit more conservative. Not all places have the nutrition info, but you can estimate ahead of time. Urban Spoon often has menus of smaller places. -Grilled steaks are your friend. A 6 oz steak, side salad with a sensible dressing, and a veggie or 1/2 a baked potato with a bit of butter/sour cream (get it on the side) can be a good way to go. Ask for the steak to be prepared sans butter, and you'll be even better off. Another grilled meat would also work, but steak always is perceived as decadent to others (and I rarely have it, so it's a bit of a treat). Fish/seafood would kind of fit that bill as well.
I agree with PP that you don't have to justify your eating or not eating to anyone.
Just relax and enjoy your friends and eat what YOU decide is the right way. Sometimes we eat more, sometimes less, don't stress it or overanalyze it.
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12/6/13 11:59 A
Don't worry !
As long as you are mindful of your portions, you'll be fine. No one says you have to clean your plate. Choose whatever you want, but eat half there and take half home to enjoy the next day for lunch. Try to avoid the chips and dip if you can't portion control the chips.
Have soup or salad as an appetizer, both are good choices to keep you from overeating. If there is a salad bar, load up on those dark leafy greens.
If people suggest dessert, ask to split a dessert with someone. that's half the guilt. LOL !
the point ? you don't have to justify your eating habits to your friends. If you've eaten enough, all you have to say is no thank you, I've had enough. If they keep pushing food on you, keep saying no thank you OR ask them to put the food in a doggie bag for you to enjoy the next day.
Like I said, no one say you have to clean your plate. it is okay to take home a doggie bag without any guilt.
Oh and watch the fruity cocktails, those add up fast. Enjoy one cocktail or beer, but skip seconds. Instead, opt for mineral water with a twist of lime.
Mostly, have some fun with your friends. If you do end up overeating, that doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one. You just eat more mindfully for the weekend, that's all.
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12/6/13 11:50 A
We are going out tonight with friends and this is always a struggle for me. If I don't eat much then people comment and I feel badly because I'm "not eating enough." But......if I go the other way then I will way overeat!!! Help!! I don't want to stop going out with friends but it's so much easier to not have the temptation of a restaurant!!
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