Help me avoid the holiday pitfall!
April 3, 2012 10:48 AM Subscribe
What are strategies that I can implement to avoid constantly unhealthy food choice while visiting family
posted by duddes02 to Health & Fitness (24 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
It's Passover season which means that I'll be visiting with family for 4 days. Our days are not too busy-we got to services down the block and then come home to eat lunch. After that-we just hang out.
There are some decent food choice (salad, chicken, fruit..etc) but my downfall is always the abundance of cakes and cookies that are around. I'm a big fan of cakes/cookies but I generally do not buy or bake these items as they are too tempting. The problem is that whenever I go home-there are so many cakes/cookie treats around (i.e. a chocolate cake sitting on the kitchen table where everyone sits around talking) that it's become impossible for me to avoid eating it! There is so much food that it's hard get a perception of what I'm actually eating (but I know that some of these cookies may have hundreds of calories as the main ingredients are sugar, margarine, and eggs). I always gain weight and feel sluggish and tired after these visits.
So what are some mental strategies that I can implement for a situation where we are all hanging out inside the house with no set activities and there are lots and lots of tempting cakes and cookies around? I really want to go in this year with a concrete plan!
Note: I cannot bring any healthy versions of cookies or cakes. Since it is Passover-I can't cook in my kitchen.