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12/8/11 3:01 P
Your weight is about a day in and out. A random party or going overboard once an while will not make that big of a difference. Remember it takes 3500 extra calories to gain a pound. Part of food is to enjoy as well and is a social event. If you watch portion sizes that is helpful. Also for myself instead of grazing around a buffet if I focus on making a plate that I would be served as a meal and then a portion of a dessert I feel more satisfied then bits and pieces.
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3,686 12/7/11 10:39 P
Since my co workers know I am working to lose weight and get healthy, they understand me not eating certain foods. When we go to eat at restaurants, I do my research and find what I can enjoy and afford before hand.
"We can not become what we need by remaining what we are." John C. Maxwell
12/7/11 9:30 P
I agree with BDAD. I am not going to hide just because I am trying to lose weight. Where is the fun in that?
My game plan is one plate of yummy food, one desert and one drink. I can have as much water as I want.
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20,529 12/7/11 9:08 P
I try to avoid them as I am a HUGE fan of party food. I try to plan ahead, but I enjoy all those delicious food choices that you don't normally have on a typical day. Allowing yourself the luxury of a taste of everything will help you not feel deprived and overeat.
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
Everything is a choice. If I eat a fattening thing here and there doesn't mean I am totally derailed. I just have to make a better choice with my next meal/snack. I'm not going to deprive myself at all the parties or beat myself up over it
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194 12/7/11 6:24 P
I had one today that was a pot luck. I brought my own lunch and didn't eat the goodies I brought or what my co workers brought. It was hard but I did it!
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10,374 12/7/11 5:53 P
First, I try to eat BEFORE I go to the party so I'm not very hungry, even if it's a dinner party. Then I try to look over everything that is available to eat before I get anything. I pick and choose.
My philosophy is that if I'm going to eat something sweet, I try my best to make it something very special, and even then, I limit the portion size and how often I eat sweets.
Often, there will be veggie trays or fruit trays, which are PERFECT for grazing. If there are dips with them, I take a LITTLE dip.
Finally, make sure to schedule workout time around the party. If I know that I worked out the day before and the day of, I don't get nearly as concerned. You can also include a workout the day after the party.
Enjoy! Good luck! It can be done in the midst of a healthy lifestyle!!
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9 12/7/11 5:48 P
Holiday parties are here! And they really are troublesome to my week of being super good, then I have a party.
What's your party plans? How do you handle the food when you are there?
I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." Muhammad Ali
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