1. Know your limits. Whether you’re counting calories, PointsPlus values, diabetic exchanges, or some other tracking method know how many you have to spend for the day. Party Food Primer.
2. Build a plan for the day that ensure adequate nutrition – 2-3 servings of whole grains, 2-3 servings of lean protein, 5-9 combined servings of fruit and vegetables, 2 teaspoons of monounsaturated oil, 2 servings of fat-free dairy.
3. Work in your treats and plan when you will indulge in them. If you’re going out for dinner, save some of your servings of grains and protein for your meal out. Decide if you want drinks or dessert. If you want both fitting them into your plan you can exercise a little more the next few days to burn the extra calories. You might need reduce calories a bit too over the next few days. Be aware that if you go over on Saturday, you will want to pay pay the overage back over the course of a few days. One day of overindulging followed by a day of starving is usually not a viable plan.
4.Use wantpower to execute your plan. Willpower is another word for deprivation. Wantpower is getting what you want, and focusing on the things you want the most! EXAMPLE: You want another piece of cake and you have only built one piece into your plan. You can have another piece of cake but it will make it take longer to get what you want the most – to get to goal!
5. Get together with family and/or friends and act like the thin person you want to be!