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Old 05-18-2017, 10:06 PM   #1
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Default Strategies for weekend-long celebrations

Do you have useful tips, tricks, or plans to help you stay on track with dieting goals during a weekend-long event? I'm talking full weekend events that include drinking alcohol, lots of opportunity to eat, and eating out such as weekend getaways, weddings, festivles, road trips, etc. Friday through Sunday events are so much fun and tomorrow I'm kicking off my friend's birthday weekend party.

I'm trying to be thoughtful and strategize how I can stay within a calorie budget and thought it would be fun and helpful to open it up for discussion among the group!

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Old 05-20-2017, 07:12 AM   #2
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Stick with protein and non-starchy vegetables and don't drink.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:42 AM   #3
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Bring your own healthy snacks if you can. Otherwise stick with high protein and low carb. If you have to drink limit it to wine, or find recipes for low sugar vodka drinks. Drink lots of water to keep full to reduce temptation.

Previously met my goals in Jan/Feb of 2016 prior to medical issues
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Old Yesterday, 12:47 AM   #4
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Default Success

Sorry for the late reply!
So this weekend went pretty well and I think I honed in on some good strategies.
First, I simply told the group, "hey I'm trying to watch my diet this weekend!" Everyone was great about not pressuring me to indulge. I think I'll keep this one in mind!
Second, I just decided I wouldn't drink or splurge Friday or Sunday. So they were normal days. I kept it within budget calorie-wise because I consumed my usual diet, didn't drink alcohol, and didn't get pressured to jump on deserts or drinks with everyone else.

Saturday I allowed myself to enjoy food and drink and not concern myself with a caloric budget. Maybe this method isn't for everyone but it worked for me. I stuck to wine, I enjoyed eating out, and I ate way over my normal calories. But it was a single day and I jumped back with my calorie budget the following day.

Oh and third, I did not allow myself to skip weighing in each morning. It worked great! And I didn't gain weight.

So this week I'm back to my norm, practicing cutting a few calories and sticking to a budget, and it's going well!
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