Same as my strategy has been, consistently, for the last 10 months...
"If i didn't plan it... I don't eat it."
If I know we are going to have a particular "event" (staff party, pot luck lunch) then I will make plans to deal with the specific occassion. But there's only one or two holiday events like this. The rest of the holiday food is an endless parade of "treats" that just happen to appear in the lunch room... and I will have none, zero, zip, nada.
I find it much to stressful to have to think-through a decision-making process every time something randomly arrives in the lunch room - "could i? should i? what about just a half-piece? what about if i just eat less at dinner?" Nope, that's just too much mental energy, that just puts me in a constant state of combat with food, a constant battle of will. It doesn't serve me well, so, I just say no to all of it, case closed. And oddly enough, I really never feel "deprived." Why? Well perhaps because I allow for the possibility of PLANNING a treat for the next day. SO i'm not actually saying flat-out- "no" to the tempting foods, just "no, not right now/not today." I will have these treats on MY terms on MY schedule.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 172.5