That is what I try to do at holiday gatherings also. taste it but don't over eat any of it. I like to look at what food is out and pick what I want to eat. If there are many things that I would like I take a bite of each and extra veggies. If there are a only a few I will take a couple of bites.
And I like to try to keep up with work outs.
I enjoy good food and I enjoy feeding people good food so I need to be sure to eat a good portion size.
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I try my very best to do moderation. During family get togethers, and the holidays I try to go in with the motto: "Taste Everything, but Eat Nothing" (skinnygirl rules). Has this worked for me? Not Yet...LOL! I usually still end up overdoing it on something. But I never give up trying! I look forward to the day that I am truly in control of food and that it's not in control of me. Until then live and learn and keep moving forward.
As far as beating myself up after I over do it, I used to, but not anymore! I just accept it, and move on! Crying over it does NOTHING! It usually just leads to me sitting around on the couch eating more. Instead I chalk it up as another learning experience, sometimes I may take the time to analyze a little (not dwell on) to figure out what triggered me, was it the setting, was it a certain food? Then I write that down in my journal so that I'm better prepared for next time.
My strategy that I'm going to try this holiday season is to take my motivation with me. I will carry an index card with me, on one side of the card I will have a motivation picture of the body I'm working to achieve and on the other side some motivational mantras and a few STOP and THINK first questions; will eating this get me closer to my goal? (look at picture and think) How will I feel if I eat this? Is another portion worth it in the long run? I'm going to keep it in the pocket of my jeans so it's close for emergency use. I'm also going to wear a pair of jeans that really fit, you know the ones that look good and are comfortable if you eat the way you should, but will make you miserable if you over do it. No sweats or stretchy pants, those always lead to trouble!
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Our next lot of holidays aren't until christmas....then I intend to have things in moderation however my intentions don't anways stay .... If I do go the whole hog I just move on the next day and try to get back on track.....
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I don't know that I have a classic "trigger food" that sends me into an eating binge, though once I start eating Salt & Pepper Kettle chips, it's hard to stop, but I don't go on to keep eating other stuff.
I have been wondering how I'll handle the holidays, and my approach is to say no to to the treats that show up at work or other random places, and spare the indulgences for the actual celebration days, and enjoy the specific things I really love. To me, it's just not worth blowing all my hard work for a store-bought cookie, but a slice of decadent homemade cheesecake? Yes. I am a cheese junkie and plan to continue our tradition of ordering half a dozen exotic cheese varieties to enjoy between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
I'm also giving myself permission to maintain my weight, rather than lose, during November and December.
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For me currently the trigger food was candy corn- and I decided instead of vetoing it completely to allow it in my home for a one shot deal. I did my best to eat it in proper portion and then followed through with cardio or strength to my day to insure I wasn't just popping in the extra calories with no burn going out.
Hi, I was wondering with the upcoming holidays lots of tempting foods start to show up on menus, on the shelves at the grocery stores, and during parties. Do you allow yourself to eat those trigger foods and if so is it "whole hog", "no way", or "moderation"?
Then do you accept what you did and move on or do you follow immediately that day or the following with the 2 steps forward approach and increase your activity with say cardio or strength?
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