If I had to define my eating management actions for the month of May it would be the month of “making the better bad choice” at restaurants. May was a very social month for me and many of my meals were prepared by others. Temptation was strong and I did succumb a few times but I did not revert totally back to my old eating habits. In other words, I did not “blow out” all of my tires.
Once an analogy was told to me by a nutritionist regarding those times when one deviates from their eating plan. I was told to consider it like having a flat tire. When we are driving our car and have a flat tire we do not shoot out the other 3 tires. We fix the one that is flat and get back on the road. I followed that theory this month while celebrating Sister-Girlfriends Sunday Brunch, Mothers’ Day dinner, network dinner with colleagues, and road-tripping to Austin.
The results were good. Even though my expectations were to maintain the same weight for the month I was able to lose 3 lbs. more by the end of the month. My total weight lost as of this post is 22 lbs. and the month of “better bad choices” is over. Greta has reminded me that it is not totally about the number on the scale but the goal IS to make healthier food choices. Those choices are limited when the meals are not self-prepared.
So, for June, I have cranked up my kitchen again. I have pulled out the pots and pans. I have my grocery list ready for the trip to Whole Foods. I am on the hunt for some new wholesome recipes. Next month should be interesting.
How do you stay on track while eating out socially?