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Old 06-13-2003, 04:15 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I am trying to mentally prepare myself for the graduation party that I am going to tomorrow. I know that there will be cake and a TON of junk food there, and I know I will end up eating some of it because there will be very few healthy alternatives (not to mention how much I enjoy junk food ). Anyway, I know a lot of the stuff you're supposed to do so you don't completely blow your diet at parties, like eating something healthy before you go so you're not starving, having just a taste of the really tempting stuff so you don't feel deprived and pig out, etc. But I just know that, with all those treats right in front of me, there will be very little stopping me from having another piece of cake, another three cookies, another handful of chips... you know the deal. It seems like these days I use any little change in my daily routine as an excuse to eat, and I would love it if that weren't the case tomorrow. And since I'm thinking about this a whole day in advance, it seems kind of pathetic if I can't figure out some way to control myself Any suggestions?

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Old 06-13-2003, 04:29 PM   #2
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Hi skyborn! First of all, you're NOT pathetic - you're human like the rest of us! My suggestion is to always have a glass of ice water in your hands. Load up on that and there won't be so much room for snacks. And when you're not drinking, hold the glass with both hands so you don't have a free hand to reach for the snacks. But if you DO reach for them - there's almost always a veggie tray - stay near that, but don't go overboard on the dip. Also, maybe you could try to imagine that every time you reach for a snack, everyone at the party is watching you! Then you'll be too paranoid to eat!

But like you said, do let yourself have just a small taste of the good stuff. But not every single thing - pick one or two things that look the best, and have a really small amount. Then chug more water!

Hope this helps. Have a blast at the party!

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Old 06-15-2003, 02:15 PM   #3
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skybornmusic HB User

Thanks Houdini! I took your suggestion and did pretty darn well. Amazing how it helps having your hands occupied! I didn't even end up eating any cake !!

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