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Reason: Moved from H&S to Motivation
- little portions
- christmas is more about family than food...that says...
- exercice, move, burn calories whatever the way to cover for it
- eat light and low-cal food (vegetables, low-fat cheese, chickpeas, hummus)
- drink lots of water!
- ask yourself if you'll REALLY feel any different by eating one or two bites worth 70-100 cals vs the whole chocolate-covered piece of cake worth 800 cals
Log it in your food log. Even if it shows you're eating more than burning, this will make you realize it, as well as help your willpower to overcome the '' devilish temptation ''.... Now there is no reason to resist to intelligent temptation.
weird I know...
Low-fat doesn't necessarily equal healthy. Is everything you buy low-fat?
I can see how not getting enough fat can trigger binges.
You can have a nice meal with "normal" ingredients. Quality over quantity sometimes is a better way to eat.
I'm having the same issues - there's chocolate everywhere at work and home! I polished off an *entire* Stilton cheese by myself too.
So to stop me getting too carried away I've bowed to the inevitable and allowed myself three days (Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day) on which I can eat anything I like - guilt free.
The deal is, though, that until then I have to resist the sweet stuff totally.
It's working too - instead of saying 'oooh...go on', I'm saying 'oooh...no thanks.' It's not always easy (there's a giant box of Cadbury's sitting right next to my desk as I type) but I'm thinking of those three guilt free days...
Small portions, have what you want but really small portions and don't go back for seconds.
Here is another tip after your plate of smalle portions of everything you want (this should all fit on one plate easily), if you think you still want something, chug a 16.8 oz of Dasani or whatever your water of choice is, after that you'lll have that "full feeling" that we often crave. You might not even be able to finish a whole bottle :-)