I’m a little behind on my WW meeting thoughts and the awesome thoughts and ideas we’ve heard in the last few WW mtgs. I love these meetings and the new ideas and thoughts that I get from attending.
This week’s meeting was:
How to see Summer Fare!
We all have a ton of events, picnics, BBQ’s, etc to attend this summer. Seems like the events with food never ends!!!
We talked about ‘know before you go’.
Mental Rehearsing is a huge key here!!
Our awesome leader Karen had us imagine that we were getting ready for a specific event.
First, What are we going to wear??
Something cute? or our buffet pants?
Picture what kind of food will be served there.
Is it a buffet? Potluck? BBQ?
Look up food values before you go so you have an idea when you are serving up your food how many points that genre of food is.
She had awesome examples:
Hamburger w/bun-11pts VS BBQ chicken-4pts
Planning ahead and knowing things like this will help you to stay on track!
Tips from members:
*Scope out the entire food table before you get in line so you won’t be surprised or tempted by certain foods–that way you can mentally prepare your plate.
*Treat the event/get together as just another meal and not center it around the food. Talk, mingle, or play games so you won’t be tempted to eat more.
*Pile your plate up with fruits and veggies first.
*Try not to ‘drink’ your points.
*Bring a dish to share so that you KNOW the points values of at least one dish.
*Know what your ‘trigger’ foods are and either resolve not to indulge or plan your points for them–have a PLAN!
Summer may present many opportunities to indulge, but it also presents many opportunities to be proud of the choices you are making!!
What are your tips for making your summer events fun and successful without overeating??
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