Good Morning and apologies for the late update. It’s been a bit crazy this past week.
I’ll be keeping this update very short as the craziness hasn’t quite subsided, but I wanted to keep you all posted on my progress.
Been a lot of eating out this week between holiday office parties, extended family visiting from out of town, and birthday parties. Fortunately, my IF & WHEN tactics that I discussed last week kept me on target and slowly dropping weight.
On Monday I weighed at 199.5 lbs despite eating a ton of crap food (with SOME healthy stuff mixed in).
If you want to survive the Christmas season while enjoying all the treats that come along with it, here’s a few tricks I’ve employed to help keep me from overindulging and veering off course:
- Start every meal with a large serving of vegetables. At our office party, I ate nearly 3 cups of raw broccoli before I touched anything else on the buffet.
- Opt for lower calorie drinks. Again, at the office party I drank primarily water along with 2 small glasses of whiskey. This helped keep me from consuming liquid calories that do nothing to fill you up.
- Sub out high calorie options with lower ones. While eating at Logan’s for a birthday party, I nixed the fries on my meal for some steamed broccoli and vegetable skewers. Keeping the carbs low will do wonders for your weight loss goals and overall well-being.
Another tip -one that I haven’t been employing as much due to the hectic schedule- is to stay active. Go for walks. Run up some stairs. Anything.
Tune in next week, chaps. Have a Merry Christmas.