If you've read my stuff you know that I have some "difficulty" with binging at parties/social gatherings. I am fine with restaurants.
I've tried all the strategies out there I think, and havent had much success yet. (bring healthy snacks, eat before you go so you arent hungry, blah blah blah - those end up in calories PLUS the binge) I know this is something I will have to figure out to be long term successful
But in the meantime...
Its clear that a minor event (friends in for cards every week or so, eat chips and/or dessert) isn't going to derail me much. I'm gonna let that go for now. They tend to be 5-600 calorie over target and I think there is room for that in my life.
But the big ones. Parties, especially potluck style and events like New Years and upcoming Superbowl I have major issues. (2000 calorie and up issues)
So this week I am trying instead of telling myself I will not overeat on Sunday, just preparing by trimming ~100 calories a day all week leading up to it. That and the fact that I have a scheduled long run that day which will give me another 600 calories or so to work with (I intentionally eat extra on long run days every week). So I should have about 1000 calories to play with during the superbowl party. I am hoping that if I can allow myself a fairly significant party allowance I can short circuit the binge.