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Monday, March 24, 2014

Good morning Sparkers
I'm going away for a long weekend to visit a friend it'll be an active weekend with lots of hiking, emoticon shopping emoticon (I must have a heavier kettle bell emoticon ) and a massage BUT I'm looking for some tips on how not to go to far off the rails when I'm a house guest with no control over my meals. I'm thinking I'll bring fruit and veggie trays emoticon but I'd be grateful for any other suggestions.
Have a fabulous week.
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    Wow you got some great suggestions! Plus you made some of your own! Enjoy your visit. You are an amazing Diamond!
    2637 days ago
    Take the pleasure principle of IOWL and apply it...eat things that will give you the most pleasure over time.

    That might indeed be a bite or two of cheesecake! and it might not.

    You decide.

    You also have lots of other great comments to consider...safe travels and let us know how it goes!!

    2641 days ago

    Just the fact that you are trying to think ahead will help you in the end ! You got some great suggestions and I am anxious to hear how it went ! Have a great time and enjoy the visit !

    2641 days ago
    Looks like you already received many good suggestions. I like the suggestion of telling your friend about you diet and asking if you could help out by taking on one meal.

    Sounds like you are going to be very active so any extra cals should be burned. Make sure to get in all your water everyday... that will help!

    But most importantly... HAVE FUN!!!! Enjoy being away and spending some good quality time with your friend!
    2642 days ago
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    Maybe you can bring some food to "share" like dried fruit, nuts, luna bars (all of which make great snacks and/meals for hikes!) that is what I am packing for my long hiking weekend this coming weekend too! (What a coincidence!)

    Have fun! :-)

    2642 days ago
  • MOJO0607
    One of the things I know that has worked for me in the past when staying with friends is to drop some hints ahead of time as to the efforts I have made in streamlining what I eat to help improve my health. You would be amazed how simply mentioning you are trying to eat healthier to improve your overall health will inspire the person hosting you for those few days to take that into consideration in their meal planning. And, it doesn't hurt as "a guest" to say you want to thank them for their hospitality by being responsible for one meal each day--I always took on breakfast, and that way you know you are at least getting off to a great start each day. In the end, you don't want to put anyone out, so make the best decisions you can, exercise portion control, and pick up a few healthy snacks to help fill in the nutritional gaps that could happen. Most importantly, have a great time visiting with those who are dear to you and enjoy your time being active! emoticon
    2642 days ago
    Great plan to keep active. Your weekend plans sound like a lot of fun!

    Try to resolve ahead of time or when the meal starts and you see what is offered, decide then what you want to eat

    For instance, at the beginning of the meal, if you decide you want one cupcake at the end of the meal if that's what is served for dessert, then resolve to stop there. Don't let anyone else there convince you or wheedle you into eating more.

    You'll thank yourself later- but it is SO HARD in social situations to say no

    Bringing a veggie tray is a good idea. Then you always know you have a healthy option.

    Also, don't beat yourself up mentally if you eat foods that aren't super-healthy. Just watch portion size and ENJOY!
    2642 days ago
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