A great way to deal with food pushers or situations where you will be confronting "spontaneous eating" is to get in the habit of preplanning your food the day before. Commit to eating only what you have pre-planned for the day. If you not already on a team go to the ready, set, go challenge board and post with a team for support. Although we are midway through the current challenge, you can be a "cheerleader" (post, but not have your stats counted in the team standings). Green Team's chat for the day focusing on preplanning today..
When I know I will be out in a social....read that to mean food....setting, I will take along a bar cut into 50 pieces, and munch on that while others eat passed appetizers or graze from the food tables. At receptions, I have gone to the bartenders, told them I am on a restricted diet, asked for a glass of ice with a cherry or orange or other fruit in it, and then quietly poured my Fruit Punch or Cran Mango drink into the glass. That way it looks like I am having a cocktail with everyone else, but am staying 100% on plan, AND having a meal at the same time so I do not get too hungry before dinner..
If I am out sightseeing or simply out for the day, I take along a bar cut into pieces and carry it in my purse in a plastic container and munch as I go along. That way I am never too hungry and looking for all the wrong foods..
And yes, you can cut a bar into that many (and more...my record is 72)pieces. There are pictures of a Peanut Butter bar on My Page...
Ellen, thanks for the picture of the bar cut into pieces on your page. I wouldn't have believed it without seeing it! I didn't really see the point of cutting a bar up, figuring it would be about the same as just taking little bites. I will definitely be trying your idea although I don't expect to hit 50 the first time or two.
I read your blog, also. Your last post was in September, but please tell me that people are noticing your weight loss now. You look great! They would have to be blind not to..
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Sunshine, you are doing AWESOME! And so brave going out to a restaurant after just starting the program. You made an awesome decision, and one that is changing your life forever. If you need any help, please email me, I would love to go on this journey with you. I like to keep a small business card size note in my wallet with my three reason why I am committed to my health and weight loss. I take it out when I need a little extra strength. Also, if you read my blog, I had an epifany about "the voice of truth".
Have a great weekend and again, let me know if I can help in any way.
Great job!!!! I think dining out and street type festivals are some of the biggest hurdles for most of us! You did great!!!..