Good news - I did pretty good with my portion control. I actually managed to lose 5 lbs this week even with the trip and NO exercise. Not too bad! I'm going to start exercising this week - so I might be able to get another 5lbs by next week!
I went out of town to visit family last weekend, so luckily, most of my meals were at my brother's house, and since they have two growing boys with a grandmother and an aunt with compulsive overeating issues, they are very careful with what they feed my nephews. So basically, what I did was stick to the half/quarter/quarter rule: half of my plate was vegetables, a quarter was protein and a quarter was a starch/bread/grain dish. When we went out to eat, I tried to pick the healthiest thing on the menu that I'd like, and had a little chocolate pudding (2 tbsp) with some berries and a dollop of Reddi-whip.
With all the cardio and weight training I normally do, I still lost 2 pounds that week. :)
You have to do what feels right to you. If you are going to be walking more then sure eat a little more as long as you feel ok with that. If you have to rationalize what you do so that you don't feel guilty then you probably shouldn't do it. If you make your decision, don't regret your decision, and can live with your decision then go for it.
Rather than driving myself insane trying to eat while out of town, I thought I would give myself a little break, not worry about WHAT I eat, just how much. That way I can enjoy myself without overtly stressing on what goes into my mouth. I'll eat well if I can - salad, grilled stuff, sharing a meal, etc., but to me this is a sensible way to handle this. Anyone agree or am I slipping?
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