I feel like I should be SO overjoyed and thankful for all the food that will be laid before me next weekend. But argh - I don't want to undue hard work!
So, what is your plan?
I'm a weekly calorie counter/cycler now. I'm going to be eating pretty low Mon-Friday and then kick it up to the 2000-3000 mark. I don't want to ingest this much, but I have no control over the ingredients, there will be a few glasses of mandatory spiced wine, which I just found out, has 2.5 x's the amount of calories as coca cola!! Wow, how is that even possible???
Given that we are not able to weigh the food, etc. I'm going to try and do some secret head-calculating at the table as I eat - mainly with the more calorious items, such as sweets.
For each small cookie: 30 cal.
For each bite of cake: 25 cal.
I'm also going to eat slowly, otherwise you have to fight people off from refilling your plate. After the meal/s are finished, I'm also finished. No snacking on sweet, roasted almonds after dinner! I'm going to drink the wine SUPER slowly and have a glass of mineral water there.
We will be at a relatives house, but I'm going to bring my jogging shoes to try and get a good 5 mile run in on Sat. and Sun.
Anyway, may sound overthought. But, I have a tendency to overeat, ergo my weight problem! My relatives also have a tendency to keep piling up my plate.
That is my plan to undue the high calorie days in order to REALLY enjoy X-mas!! What is your plan??