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Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 08:59
It's so hard to say "No" when people are trying to be hospitable and offer you all these tempting goodies! I caved last night. Now today is a retirement party at work with more of my favorite junk food. I'm going to make an appearance and stay clear of the food tables. Doubt
Eat before you go.
Stay clear of the food tables
Smile and say "No thank you" even though you want to tackle the man with the tray and devoure it all!
Go to the ladies room if you start to cave. Look in the mirror and remember why you are choosing to eat healthy and loose weight.
Repeat: Nothing taste as good as skinny feels!"

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Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 09:50
I had a night like that last night!!! I'm on the 5 2 diet and yesterday was my "Fast" day. I usually don't chose to fast on a day when there's a part or event, but this one was last minute! I could have screamed if I heard one more person say "Go on, just have one, It wont hurt" ARGH!!!!

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Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 10:33
My hubby's family is always trying to push food and beer on us. They just don't understand trying to get healthy! I understand!!!

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Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 12:13
Well, I live in Lebanon where the typical Lebanese Lunch.Dinner invitation at a restaurant includes the following:
4 to 5 types of salads
4 to 5 types of cold appetizers
3 to 4 types of hot appetizers
Then comes the main course
Not to mention alcoholic beverages.

These are NOT a buffet style lunch/dinner. These foods are AT THE TABLE in front of you for a 3 hour party.

So these rules have helped me ( and I have avery social life that included 11 invitations between Aug 15 and Sept 15):
-Never eat before you go. Because you will crave and cave in.
-Start planning for this by eating very light during the day and drinking lots of water during the day.
-When you arrive at your party, start with a glass or two of water.
-If there is a salad or vegetable snacks (Cheery tomatoes/Cauliflower/Carrots) munch on those.
-By the time the "Bad" foods arrive, you are semi full, a LITTLE control is needed.
-Try to leave few minutes early to allow for a short walk BEFORE you go to bed. Otherwise, all the calories you ingested are going to go your waste line.
-When you treat yourself to food you have to equally treat yourself to extra activity. So, try to burn these extra calories and don't procrastinate.
Mind over Matter!
What goes IN must come OUT!
Don't Diet..Change your way of living!

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Posts: 88

Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 15:00
Drinking water and filling up on good stuff sounds like a good plan. It might also help to make sure you have someone with you to help you decline bad food because sometimes you can feel cornered into indulging. I think moderation plays a huge part as well. Eat light before the event, fill up on fruits and veggies once you're there and indulge in one or two items. You won't be in calorie overload, you can enjoy an appetizer or two, and you won't be seen as the "dieter" not wanting to touch anything. Makes for a fun party!

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