With Thanksgiving the start of the "Holidays", here is what I am doing. For the celebration meals I get to eat every item that I really love. However, each portion is smaller than I used to take. I take longer to eat, savoring each mouthful, and there are no seconds (unless it is vegetables). But everything gets logged in the food tracker. And exercise is an absolute must. This way I am participating fully and not feeling deprived. Enjoy today!
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To limit holiday eating, wear tight pants (preferably jeans). You look thinner so people comment on that, reminding you why you shouldn't eat much. Your stomach doesn't have as much space to expand, so you don't eat too much. And the snug fit reminds you why you aren't eating as much. Simple!
My secret for holiday eating: I told myself I could go over no more than 2lbs gaining weight back for the holidays. I kept myself in check by still weighing myself everyday and when I splurged on cookies, cake or carbs, I did it moderately. I only had a small slice of cake or 2 cookies or a small helping of mac n cheese. I kept it to 2-3 small splurges per day and still exercised as well. I kept to my 2lb over goal and now I'm back on track! 443
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