The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC – Eating Right Because Our Jeans Are Too Tight


Tis, the holiday season, and odds are, you have lots of holiday parties and events planned, right? If you’re really focusing on weight loss, you’re also probably worried about stuffing yourself with all kinds of holiday goodness.  You’re afraid that you’ll undo all of the hard work that you have done by indulging in all of your favorite foods. (I see you all nodding your heads!)

Here’s the thing about MY weight loss journey. Not once have I ever said, “I can’t have that.” I have never denied myself something that I’ve wanted. What I realize is that if I tell myself I can’t have it, then I find myself wanting it even more, and that’s when I’m more likely to over-indulge. So, during the holidays or before parties or get togethers I learned a couple of things to help keep me in check. (Note: I realize that some of you are on things like the South Beach Diet, so some of the things I’m saying may not apply to you all, if you choose.)

  • Drink lots and lots of water! Sure you may want to enjoy a more fun beverage than water, and that’s OK, but by also drinking your water, you’ll feel fuller and eat less.
  • Fill up on veggies! Vegetables (unless cooked with lots o’ butter) are the best thing ever. When I was counting every single calorie I put into my mouth, I never, ever counted green veggies or carrots. The reason is that your body has to work extra hard to digest those things, so it actually takes more calories to burn them than actual calories they have in them. So, fill your plate UP with veggies!
  • Eat a snack before your party. By having a healthy snack before you go, you will be less hungry at the party. When you’re less hungry, you’re less likely to over eat.
  • Allow yourself one special treat. If there is one food at the party that you just absolutely love, then HAVE IT. Allow yourself to have one of your favorites.
  • Be mindful. This is probably the most important thing. Just be mindful of what you’re putting into your body. Know that you can have your favorite foods without going overboard.

The thing to remember about holiday parties is, sure the food and drinks are fun. Food is delicious, so enjoying food is fun, but just remember that the food isn’t what your holidays are about. The holidays are about family, friends, and making memories that will last a lifeftime. Embrace that and enjoy the holidays!

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