“Event” season is upon us. Halloween, Melbourne Cup, end-of-year functions, Christmas, New Year… It’s a load of fun with a sprinkle of stress, but too often poor choices show up on the scales the following morning. Too many drinks, nibbles and late nights can sabotage your weight loss efforts.
Rather than just writing off the season – like so many do year after year – what about trying something different? And no, we don’t means staying at home and eating lettuce leaves instead.
How appealing does it sound to go to the events armed with a strategy, and enjoy the event and your long-term results? It’s totally possible.
It’s not necessary to spoil all your fun, so think about the event you’re attending and decide what you’re willing to indulge in.
Now think about the things that you would normally enjoy but know are dangerous.
Enjoy yourself. Avoid dwelling on what you’re missing out on, how unfair it is that you can’t eat something, or that you can’t wait till you can ‘go back to normal’. Feeling deprived is detrimental to your plans, so focus on what you can do, not what you can’t. You might surprise yourself and have a great time!
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