How to diet and have fun at parties
Eating out and going to parties are a way of life for some people. Others, it’s an occasional event. Regardless, when you’re trying to watch what you eat, someone else’s menu can seem like a road block. We’ve all been there and know there aren’t always healthy options available, but you’ve got to eat! In the past, if I ate poorly at a function or restaurant while on a weight-loss program, I would feel I had completely spoiled my diet. I felt like I had literally “fallen off the wagon” and there was no point continuing. It was always so devastating for me. Now I have learned to look at these situations differently. We all deserve to have a good time now and then, so when I’m invited to go to a party, I enjoy myself! I make the best food choices I can, have a treat if I feel inclined, and go right back to my eating plan the very next meal. The same goes for when I’m eating at a restaurant. I look at the menu for the best food options closest o my eating plan, choosing lighter meals over heavy, rich foods. When I am finished, I don’t feel sluggish, or that I have eaten too much, and my weight loss is not negatively affected. No harm done.