“Go on have one. I made it just for you”

So, I had this message the other day and I’m going to share this as it’s come up a lot (especially with BBQ season in full force

(although it is ‘too hot’ << I never thought I’d say that as I’m normally the one taking the time to moan about other moaning that it is too hot lol the irony)

Anyway, here’s the message I had:

“I sometimes have trouble when eating out, to say no thank you when people have cooked!!

And end up eating more than I wanted or needed to.

Then I am playing catch up… l
unches happen quite often…..so it’s a constant battle.”

And I completely get this. After all, just this weekend gone I was at my Grandads for a BBQ. And as always, he:

1) Cooked enough delicious food for about 40 people…even though there was only 6 of us (including my 19 month daughter lol)

2) Concluded that because there was food leftover, I don’t eat much

It reminded me of my Nonna when she’d say that she won’t cook ever again because I don’t like her food….

^^^ and this was after eating 5 plates of pasta 😂

so I get that it’s a difficult situation. Getting the balance right between aligning your actions with what you want to achieve and not feeling ungrateful or rude. 

So, here’s a few things you can do to help you be flexible with your eating and decide where to pull back to indulge a bit more later:

1) Have a lighter breakfast if you know you’re out later? Go for higher protein options with veggies prior so it appears like you’re eating a lot of food but for a lower amount of calories.

EXAMPLE:  Go for an omelette with spinach, peppers with 1kcal fry spray? OR go for a 0% Greek yoghurt with some berries. 

2) Skip the bread roll at the table –> this equates to about a glass of wine

But here’s the thing:

If you overeat, you’ll probably feel rubbish. If you say ‘no thank you’ you’ll probably feel rubbish….

So, I guess you might as well do what you really want to do?

I mean, life is for living. And the more you ban food groups and demonise them, the more you’ll probably crave them. 

So, it’s about making the compromises that make you happy. So you get the results you want but still enjoy yourself.

I don’t mind skipping the bun on the burger so I can have more coleslaw for example. That’s a simple swap I make.

But there is no ONE right way to do this. It’s up to you and personal preference.

And why I focus on personalising nutrition plans for you and your lifestyle. So, you can stick to it!


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