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Day 25 - After the party's over

Thursday, July 12, 2018

To avoid “after the party’s over” syndrome, prepare for any event by planning twice.

Besides your careful thoughts on how you will handle the party or gathering, you need to add a detailed plan for the evening or the day after the event.

1. Identify situations where you are at risk for eating after an event is over.

Hosting a dinner party.
Going to restaurants with friends or to someone’s home for a meal.

2. Come up with three self-care things you will routinely do to manage this.

Eat a small snack before the event so I’m not too hungry.
Plan a rest/transition time after a dinner party before starting to clean up. This will help prevent snacking on leftovers, especially dessert!

3. Create a detailed after the party plan for the day (or two) after the event.

Dinner party-
Send food home with guests, including my family
Put away leftovers quickly so I’m not tempted to nibble
Do extra self-care the next day such as exercise, reading and playing the piano.
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    Love your suggestions! I send food home with my guests.
    253 days ago
    I an always glad to send food home w/my guests when the party is over!
    254 days ago
  • AURA18
    emoticon I put leftovers away quickly and I like PWILLOW1"s idea "fewer choices"
    254 days ago
  • READY201811
    Thank you for addressing this topic as I will soon be dealing with this situation
    254 days ago
    All my friends are also health conscious so most of our meals are on the lighter side. Plan ahead what you will do with the leftovers. Can they be used in a frozen dinner. Maybe a casserole. I put all leftover meat in the freezer. Veggies I put in my soup-to-be container in the freezer as well. Desserts....divide them into single servings and freeze them also. Don't make an over abundance of food to start with. Fewer choices means less food eaten. The more variety the more you want to try. Make the same amount with less variety.
    254 days ago
    Great advice. I love to host but don't need to ruin the weight loss I've work so hard to achieve
    254 days ago
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