Eating out. I decided early on in this process I could REALLY enjoy eating out if I paid close attention to portion sizes, and paid close attention to my body and huger signals. I stop when I am satisfied. I totally resigned from the clean plate club, and eating out has not been a problem for me, for the most part.
Plus, I've decided I LIKE not feeling overstuffed, bloated, and lethargic.
my tip is enjoy your cravings but dont over endulge, and add 30 minutes of exercise or 30 minute walk/jog/run hour after each time you eat a high calorie food or drink. Also, split an order with a friend if they will oblige. If you look forward to the weekend for a craving, you wont slip during the week, also bust your butt on monday eating less and exercising more and then get back into your routine.
Hey everyone, I'm back! So far so good - I busted one day, but only by about a hundred calories and it because of a delicious funnel cake which I had already decided ahead of time I would eat. All in all I think I did very well with portioning and size control. Thanks for all your help!
One thing that has helped me in the past with weekends is making Monday morning my weigh-in day. I've done Fridays, but then I let myself relax too much over the weekend and think - it's okay, I have 4 more days to work this back off. By weighing in on Mondays, it makes Saturday and Sunday my "last chance." It helps a little!
I always take snacks on plane trips and car trips. I know that whatever I can grab quickly at a gas station or at the airport will not only be unhealthy, it will be overpriced and not very tasty either.
If you fly anywhere be sure to check the regulations of what you can and can't bring with you on the plane. It would be awful to have your snacks thrown away at security. Unless you are flying internationally fruit is always a good bet. I also like taking whole grain muffins or crackers and nut butter.
Thanks for all the help everyone! I definitely took a look at the restaurants we would probably be frequenting and picked out a few meals that are in my range. I need to make sure to pack a few healthy snacks just in case. I don't know about taking leftovers since we won't be in the hotel the whole time but I'm going with the age old rule of leaving at least something on the plate every meal.
I am looking forward to this weekend, my family and I are taking a short trip out of town and I am looking forward to stopping at Subway to eat something healthy. For me it is hard to stay away from soda when eating out. We just have to be careful in our food selection, every restraunt has some options that are healthier than others. Another idea is to only eat half of the meal and take the rest home, the portions that restraunts give us are huge compared to what we should eat. I just always tell myself that I can eat anything I want in moderation. Just keep in mind the calories and how long it takes to burn it off.
Hello! We went away Valentines weekend and I had only been on the program for 10 days. For me, it's almost all mental. Usually, when I go away on vacation, whether a weekend or a week, I look at it as my time to let loose. But I made a shift in my mental attitude this time and hopefully permanently. I planned ahead of time.
I knew that Friday night we were going to hear live music and I would want to have a few drinks. (I'm giving up alcohol until I reach goal)I knew in advance that's what I was going to do so I didn't feel regret or like I let myself down. I also knew we would eat out but I looked online before going and found the places we were going to eat,and this is a small country town but even their restaurant's have websites, and I found the menus and decided ahead of time what I was having and how many calories I would have. We had a small refrigerator in our room so I packed a lunch box size cool bag full of low fat yogurts, water bottles, Laughing Cow cheese wedges and in a bag I packed mini rice cakes, Fiber One bars, fruit and a few muffins I had baked at home. I was actually quite happy and didn't feel deprived. We drove so i could take it in the car, if you are flying, stop at a store when you arrive and pick up some things.
I sent my hubby down for breakfast alone the first day and I went down on the second day but had the Special K cereal and skim milk with banana and coffee and juice. I had one splurge of half of a sausage roll and gave my hubby the rest! So...sorry for the long story...I am basically telling you all that to say if you plan ahead, tell yourself it's for YOU that you choose healthier choices, and feel happy about it, it will be easy and you won't feel deprived. Btw, I also took my walking shoes and HRM and we took a 45 min walk by the lake. Maybe your hotel will have a gym. Good luck! It won't be hard at all if you set your mind to it!
"If you keep doing what you're doing, you keep getting what you've got"
Hey everyone - just looking for tips for dealing with the weekends or vacations. It's easy to stay on track during the week with an 8 - 5 job and I can bring my own lunch, etc. However, the weekend is coming up and it's looking like quite a temptress. My boyfriend really wants to go somewhere to relax from a stressful work week. Any tips for staying on track would really be helpful. Especially since I know we'll be eating out almost every meal.
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