I actually find it easier to eat at home because the meals tend to be more filling and better for you than what I find in the dining services at school. Of course now my whole family is getting calorie concious so it's making the whole process alot easier. :) If you can't afford to go out and by yourself the food to make your own dinners for the summer, ask mom ahead of time what you're having, look it up, see how much of it you can have to stay in your goal range, and be sure to always get some exercise and you should be fine. If it'd make you feel even better, I'd get out into the kitchen and get involved with making dinner, that way not only will you know what you're putting in your food and have the opprotunity to maybe even make some of your favorite food lighter, but you'll also be giving mom some of that well deserved help she needs. I wouldn't stress it too much, you're suppose to be enjoying your summer after all. :)
Go shopping for yourself and buy healthy things like vegetables (baby carrots, celery), yogurt, fresh fruit, etc., things that you like but are low in cals or else just good for you. It sucks buying food and making your own meals (rather than having Mom do it for you), but it's better to do that then eat Mom's fried chicken every night. :)
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Hi everyone! This is a great team to have by the way...but, I'm just wondering how everyone plans to stay on track once they go home for the summer. At school, in the cafeteria I can manage pretty well with counting calories and eating salad and grilled chicken and whatnot, but once I get home, my eating just gets out of control because there aren't as many options, the options are less healthy, more difficult to keep track of, etc...I'm pretty nervous for summer...so if anyone has any tips for eating healthily at home, or is nervous too, please let me know!
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