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Change The Normal "Routine" At Parties & Get-Togethers

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For me, when I attend parties at friend's and family's house, the food is usually set up the same way; relative to each house. It's usually in the kitchen sprawled along the counters. What helps me to avoid overeating is to get one plateful of the healthiest foods in proper servings, and then get out of the area completely. To stand around the food is to continually be beckoned to munch on all the unhealthy foods which were initially avoided!

- Submitted by UNTANGLEDAMY 7/11/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comments
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AHODGES7 7/11/2011 7:25:00 AM

    I remember my first dinner party AFTER my Bariatric Surgery - I was terrified. At the time I was only having small amounts of liquids and was afraid I would feel really deprived - (which is why I gave up dieting for the last 15 years.) But I took a container (very small) of filling soup, and while everyone else was piling on their plates, I sat quietly and with the smallest teaspoon, started in on my soup.
When I finished, the guests were going back for seconds, but at this point I was full. I decided to give myself something to do, to distract myself, and started tidying up.
When I took off the serving plates, I had a 'sugar cube' size of a couple of things I really wanted. This way, I was full, felt I had enjoyed the party too, and my hostess was 'in love' with me!
Keep looking UP!
Andrea

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