Vacation Eating... Take A Hit. Then Back To The Diet!
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Summer vacation! A fun getaway! A calorie restricted diet? Traveling exposes one to many different foods, and what is the point of not enjoying those foods? Before your trip, choose how many calories per day you can eat at maximum (greater than now) and stick to that goal. Take a short calorie hit!
If your diet limit is usually 2000 kcal, bump that up by 30%, around 2600 kcal. On a 4 day trip, you can consume at most 10400 kcal. On those days where a lobster dinner is served, you can take from that amount. Spread the rest. Remember, calorie deficit over time is more important that per day.
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When I hit a plateau, I mix up my diet a little. If I hit a plateau, even though I feel guilty, I will "go over" on my calories for a couple of days and then start back on my regimine. It takes a day or two but then the pounds start coming off again.
Remember that awesome vacation you had (probably years ago), it can help you through today's stressful moments.... Just close your eyes and picture yourself back on that vacation. Walk the beach, ride a horse, or anything that was a fantastic moment during a past vacation. Spend a few minutes in this mini vacation visualization exercise. When you open your eyes you'll find you are more relaxed and less stressed than you had been a few minutes before.
If you haven't had a really great vacation that you can use, borrow one from someone you know - or make one up. 306
i have found that when I hit a plateau for 5 days or more I treat myself to a special meal that I just love and have not had for a while. Than I go right back on my diet and drink lots of x-tra water for the next few day. It seen this gets my system back into diet more I start to loose weight again.
I'm not sure this will work for everyone, but it has helped me through a few plateaus. Good luck!
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