Vacation while on Induction

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catpryncess

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 08:39
Hey everyone,
I'm new to this website and i found it while i was browsing through google trying to figure out how to not gain weight while on vacation. I'm leaving in about a week to visit some family, and knowing them, it's rice and potatoes with every meal.... Lots of going out to eat to yummy restaurants with yummy food.... I've been on Induction of Atkins for the last 2 months and i'm so confortable on it that i don't even want to start transitioning, even though i know i really should considering that it will be a lot harder to stick to 25net grams of carbs per day. I try to fit in a little bit of cardio regularly to offset any weight gain, but i don't know how my routine will change once i'm in a different country. should i do some sort of speedy transition to phase 2? or just jumpt to phase 3?
So far i've gone from 142lbs to 127. I've been stalled at 127 for the past 3 weeks though, with very minimal weight loss. I'm worried that if i start transitioning i'll throw myself off and regain all the weight that i've lost before my vacation, making the whole thing moot since the purpose was to look good while on vacation lol.
Any suggestions? Similar stories to share? I'd love to hear any tips! Very Happy
Draglist

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 08:58
When I was doing Atkins, we were on vacation in Florida and I somehow kept it going. I remember getting drive through burgers and tossing out the bread, etc. No easy way around it! Have fun.
Bill Pratt
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erinjennie

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 12:25
I find a lot of the foods on induction yummy and don't have a lot of problems when eating at restaurants - I sub out all of the sides with "legal" options just as I do when at home. If someone is pushing for dessert, I say I'm too full. It can be hard to turn down when you see some delicious sweets, but once I moved on past the situation I feel better about it and don't crave it as long as I remain on plan.

We are going on vacation in a week, too, and have dinner reservations for several of the days - so I've checked out those menus ahead of time to get an idea of what I may want. Not sure if that is an option for you.

Depending on the personality of who you are visiting, it may benefit you to let them know your goals so they don't try to push carb-laden foods on you. I know it doesn't always help, but I do find some of my family is less pushy in an effort to support me. Though, it can backfire with some people and all they want to do is talk about how they think it's a bad philosophy or how they could never do it, blah blah.
catpryncess

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Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 12:38
erinjennie, you've got that last one right on the bat.... I find a lot of people i mention being on a diet to go off on this rant about how "there's nothing there" for me to lose in the first place, and why would i do it, and how it's unhealthy. It's kind of hard to explain that it's not what other people see in me that matters but what i see in myself.
The problem with this vacation is that i only get to visit once a year, and then i'll feel guilty for not fully enjoying myself, while feeling guilty if i stray of my diet and end up destroying all the progress i've made so far. i guess i'll just have to find a way to moderate both without falling into either category.
I love being on induction. it's the perfect phase for me. i'm satisfied, rarely hungry, have no cravings whatsoever. I just don't want to regret going on vacation and picking at my food.... Especially since i'm staying with some family members who eat anything and everything and never gain a pound.
mummydee

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Posted: 20 Jun 2014, 04:03
Good for you catpryncess! This is your eating plan for life, not a 'diet' and because you're at a good weight no one is going to understand your wanting not to eat what they consider 'normal' food. So don't mention the word diet at all.

I have found that going the healthy route is a lot easier for people to accept. I don't eat grains because they bloat me, so use that excuse and try to focus on what you do like and push it.... I love vegetables and always ask at restaurants to cancel the starch but give me a second helping of veggies instead. Being too full for dessert is a great excuse but if you really want something, have it, try for something with berries and enjoy it. Life is too short to never enjoy a cheesecake bite again!
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 20 Jun 2014, 04:51
Try skipping those potatoes and rice, eat only the proteins, veggies, and salads. I'm with mummydee, eating healthy is easier. Grains aren't a problem for me but like mummydee I avoid processed foods, actually I've found that many are either migraine or asthma triggers for me. I do eat some when not home but choose carefully. When I'm staying at my daughter's for instance, there are lots of get together's with everyone bringing something. Most people use processed foods in their cooking. It's a great time with good friends so I eat as wisely as I can and enjoy, and take some extra asthma drugs.

"Its not enough for the food to just be nutritious. It must also be delicious, or eating will feel like a punishment." Meg Galvin, Smartpeople Cookbook.

Jeri
Jannabelle

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Posted: 20 Jun 2014, 08:29
Great responses from everyone - and I couldn't agree more with the statement that it's a lifestyle and not a diet. Whenever I eat carb-laden foods, it just makes me hungrier for more. If I stick to protein and veggies, I'm always satisfied.




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