HOW TO STICK TO A HEALTHY DIET WHEN NOT AT HOME

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Being unable to stick to a healthy diet while away has been a common problem with majority of my clients. It is frustrating for all of us seeing our hard work being undone in a week or two.

Also, it is sad watching clients getting increasingly anxious to the point of dreading holidays and avoiding social occasions that could jeopardize their progress.

I started looking into various ways to help them, empower them with useful tips and keep daily communication through-out the holiday to offer support and minimize damage.

I will share some strategies I found useful along the way:

MENTAL PREPARATION:

Keep in mind:

  • some people simply don’t understand what it takes to successfully manage weight.
  • it is not your job to please the host by eating food that causes you problems.
  • it might not be easy to speak up but it’s worth it.
  • don’t let fear or shame stop you from speaking up. You might be surprised at how many people would actually be supportive.
  • keep reminding yourself why you are eating healthy and why is it important to you.

PREPARE FOR GOING AWAY:

  • pack healthy snacks at hand that will protect you from temptations.
  • do grocery shopping before you get to your destination.
  • stock up on lean protein and vegetables.
  • take water everywhere you go.

IN RESTAURANTS:

  • start with a glass of water
  • order a starter salad to avoid nibbling on bread
  • ask for dressings and sauces on the side
  • don’t eat the whole portion

AND REMEMBER BEING HUNGRY WON’T KILL YOU!

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