I’m going to a wedding later today, but before that I have time for a bike ride to get some exercise.
Today my challenge is eating at the reception after the wedding. I have no idea what will be available, so I have to have a framework for what I intend to do. Similar to how I handle restaurants, I need to decide before I get there what I will have. Which is harder to do when I don’t know what is on the menu. How do I make healthy decisions when I don’t know what my options will be? I make a mental plan based on what is likely. I know that there will be a meal, and I know that usually some type of protein and vegetables will be available, so it’s not actually very difficult to plan to eat a 3-5 ounce portion of lean meat and fill the rest of my plate with vegetables. The hard part is not putting foods with a high caloric density on my plate, but when I go in with an intention already formed of what I plan to do, it makes adding those foods to my plate a little less likely.
Cake, well, I usually share a piece with my husband, that’s both sweet and romantic, and a better choice for managing my weight than eating a whole one myself.
So that’s my plan for managing my weight today. What’s your challenge and how will you handle it?