This is not just about eating but surviving with friends and family.
Remind yourself - why we are gathering and ENJOY the time
BE KIND- regardless of everyone else - set an example.
DTIP = Don't take it personally
Don't talk politics at the dinner table
Have an attitude of gratitude
If you can work-out before - It will boost your metabolism.
I'm teaching a Cardio Hiit and BodyPump class at 8am Thursday - Join me.
Eating tips & more.
Don't go overboard on appetizers
Avoid alcohol before eating - it can lower your willpower and make you crave salt.
Use a smaller plate
Fill your plate with vegetables and salad before putting on the other items
Make smart choices - fewer carbs and more veggies
Take a small number of things to taste, you can go back for more of your favorites. Think of it as sampling before buying the calories.
This will also fill you up some and you will be less likely to get too much more later.
Watch your portion size
If you don't LOVE it - don't eat more - Sometimes we keep eating hoping that it will taste better.... Wasted calories
Finish your bite before eating more or talking
Do not talk with your mouth full!
Wait for everyone at the table to finish before getting more
Eat a healthy breakfast so you don't go in famished
Eat light the rest of the day, or even weekend
Take a walk after dinner
Wear form-fitting clothes.. less tempting to overstuff yourself and have to unbutton your pants.
Draw a clear finished line! Stop when you are full.
If you still stuffed yourself -
Forgive yourself and eat better tomorrow