I'm seeking advice.
The food holidays are coming up. Does anyone have any tips on how to successfully negotiate through the food mine-field that looms before us?
I'm actually a little more nervous about Christmas than Thanksgiving, simply because Thanksgiving is concentrated on just one day. Christmas, on the other hand, is an entire season of parties and cookies and so forth.
Allan would say, eat less and move more - excellent diet advice, simplified.
And, of course, he is right. I've watched Allan successfully negotiate through a pretty impressive Yom Kippur feast, and he is humming along at minus 124 lbs!!
I've been reading last fall's blog entries and they are literally FILLED with regret. I didn't read a single entry (so far) that didn't have "I went off my diet" or "wish I had stayed truer to my plan" themes. Some of the weight gains were significant. I want to avoid that awful "why did I do that" feeling. Today, right now, I'm pretty confident I could stick to my plan ... but I'm not seeing the sights and smelling the aromas either.
I'm looking for strategies to turn to, if my normal resolve starts to disintegrate into "I'll just have a bite of this" or "just a taste of that" ... that slippery slope we all know so well.
I am NOT giving myself a vacation from my diet. That isn't an option for me. What works, to get one past that weak moment, where the old family favorites (unhealthy, to be sure) are beckoning?
Any experienced food holiday trail-blazers out there?
Day 68 and thinking how much I don't want to be a holiday "morning after" statistic ...