Friday, November 20, 2020

Plans for the Holiday Meal

 I have a video planned for my youtube channel where I talk about how to navigate a holiday meal.   Thanksgiving to be specific.  (It should be live right now if you want to go to my channel and check it out.)  It gives all sorts of tips for navigating this weight loss land mine.  I have some great tips in there, if I do say so myself.  Furthermore, they are tips that I have personally used, so I know that they can work!   But what is my plan for the holiday meal this year?

I am going with version of a plan that I used a few years back.    In 2018 I decided that I was going to challenge myself to staying on track for the holiday meal.  I set up four rules.

1. Exercise
2. No bites licks or tastes while cooking (all food must be eaten off a the table)
3.  One plate/serving
4.  Picture of plate of food

IT worked for me, however the picture of my food was kinda awkward because I wanted to enjoy my family and not be pulling out my phone to take pictures of my plate.  But I did it.   So this year is going to be more of the same...with the exception of the picture.   I don't need a picture!

1. Exercise
2. No bites licks or tastes while cooking (all food must be eaten off a plate and at the table)
3.  One plate/serving....second helpings are not to be eaten!

Will I manage it?  I don't know.  But I DO know that I have to go into the holiday with a plan!  I am on a downward trend.  I have been in control of my eating and I want it to remain that way!  I do NOT want the holiday to derail me or even delay me in my progress!  

I have successfully navigated holidays before, I can do it again!   

What are YOU doing to get through the holiday?  If you don't have a plan....I challenge you to make one!!!!


SANRDJ said...

That's a great plan. The holidays are hard but going in with a solid plan helps keep you accountable! Best of luck... you got this!

Stained Glass Butterfly said...

I know I definitely need a plan, because the day off + lots of food around is going to = disaster for me if I don't plan ahead! I am starting the day with a virtual Turkey Trot of 6 miles, and I plan to fill my plate with lots of vegetables first. I just want to be very conscious of what I am choosing to eat, so I don't mindlessly wolf down food without even knowing what I ate.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Hubby and I been talking what we having for Thanksgiving.
Stay Safe and Coffee is on

Mary said...

Because of Covid we aren't doing anything special. Maybe a long ski or snowshoe. It would be hard to work in an office where people brought in cookies, but that isn't an issue either.

Lynn said...

I usually don't do any holiday meals. I really don't miss all the fuss and calories.