Tuesday, September 17, 2013
One mistake I made several times during serious attempts to lose weight was to pass up events, like parties and weddings, so that I would not be tempted to overeat. What I found was when I went and did the best I could I was practicing a skill I would need the rest of my life. When I stayed home, feeling deprived, I was depriving myself and not learning the lesson I needed.
To survive events, don't go hungry. Eat healthy - like veggies and lean protein - before you go. Try to find out what will be served so you can plan. Offer to bring something healthy you would enjoy. If it's not appropriate (like at that wedding), you can always carry a cheese stick and an apple in your purse to eat discreetly if you need to.
And if I'm caught out without healthy options, I remember that even when I have no options about what to eat, I totally control the amount I eat.
When you develop your healthy habits around your life, rather than wait to live your life until you are at goal weight, you are developing maintenance habits and setting yourself up for a lifetime of success!