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Saturday, June 29, 2013

I had my cousins grad party today and like every family get together there was a ridiculous amount of food there. I tried to refrain the best I could(I even managed to scarf down cake), but I still ended up eating 2 pull pork sandwiches. does anyone know a trick or something to stop you from eating more when your outside your home?
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  • SABLENESS
    I agree with ONLYTEMPORARY. Eating something healthy before you go boosts your willpower. NEVER go hungry if you can help it. Eat slow, talk a lot, and drink tons of water while you're there. Think ahead of time what you can do for damage control. I have a dinner invite this week where I know the meal will be high cal, high carb. I will eat light during the day, have water instead of juice or soda, praise the food but turn down seconds, and not touch the candy dishes sitting around. I will also keep mentioning on my teams that this meal is coming up and what I'm going to do about it so I'm more likely to stick with what I said.
    1968 days ago
  • ARRREAGLES
    I tend to pick one thing I will indulge in and then use that as an excuse not to indulge in others. Today I allowed myself to have some potato salad, so didn't have dessert.

    Also, although a little rude, I track my calories real-time on the sparkpeople app -- it allows me to see where I am. Usually when I see I'm getting close or going over my calorie goal, I cut back quick.

    Good luck
    1969 days ago
  • EMLJOHNSON52397
    thank you all for your help:) I will keep all your thoughts into consideration next time I'm faced with a difficult situation:) emoticon
    1969 days ago
  • MCFITZ2
    I am still dealing with this. Sometimes it is not a problem and sometimes it is. I never really know which way it will go. One time I said to my sister (who rode to the event with me) I can't be around this food. I am going to wait for you in the car. I knew if I stayed one min. more my good resolve would fail. Good luck.
    1969 days ago
  • ALUNA21
    I understand this feeling very well. I think about what I would have eaten before my diet and then eat about half. I tell myself, I'll do better next time.
    1970 days ago
  • SKAHONEY4U
    sparkpeople has some really great articles about pretty much every topic related to weight loss and health. I suggest you take some time and read them. Here are some about parties:

    http://www.sparkpeo
    ple.com/resource/nutrition_arti
    cles.asp?id=1355

    http://
    www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nu
    trition_articles_list.asp

    To me it really just comes down to self-control, which you seem to be struggling with. Would you rather stuff your face with popcorn and candy and burgers and 2 pork sandwiches now, or live a longer, healthier life and look good too? Until you you fully commit yourself to this, you aren't going to lose weight. It's a lifestyle change, not a quick diet. You can still eat all of that stuff, but in moderation. The more you learn about nutrition, portion size, fitness, and health, the easier it will be to say no to these things and keeping within your calorie range. You don't have to eat salads for every meal to get results. Plan out your meals, it will help a lot.
    1970 days ago
  • ONLYTEMPORARY
    If you have to go to a party, carry some fruit with you to eat before you get there. That way, you are already close to being full and will eat less. Maybe even nothing. If you do, see if you can just do fruit again or salad.
    1970 days ago
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