The definition of the saying “Forewarned is forearmed” is that knowing in advance what is to come gives you an advantage.
A recent holiday in the fattest nation on earth, the USA, set a big challenge. This is the land of super-sizing, free refills, and take-away food options so numerous it makes your head spin. Our excitement for the holiday was tempered with fear of poor food choices, weight gain and generally feeling lousy.
Rather than cave in to the obvious difficulties, we decided to avoid them as much as possible. This conscious decision-making started well in advance of the trip, but remained clear and consistent for the duration. Here are the major strategies we employed:
This does not mean that you have to be disciplined and controlled in every aspect of your holiday. Enjoy it, break out if the occasion (and your emotion) warrants it, and keep in mind the purpose of your holiday. These strategies just mean that you can keep some focus on the weight and health goals you’ve been working so hard to achieve. Above all else, enjoy your holiday.
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