Easter, Passover, Thanksgiving, family reunion, birthday party… So many tempting food choices that are bad for us.
What to do???
I will explain to my hosts in advance that I am trying to lose/maintain weight, and therefore I will bring my food with me. I don’t want to offend them; the truth is that most had been telling me (or thinking to themselves) for years that I needed to lose weight. I can bring my food to the kitchen, and they can plate it there if it’s a sit down meal.
I will bring my own food because most people, even if they think they are being helpful, will prepare food with too much fat/sugar/salt for my needs. “Vegetarian” is no panacea if it means lots of cheese and oil!
I have gotten quite used to the taste of food without added sugar/salt/fat. I don’t want to get used to it again… So I try hard not to “cheat.” If I “cheat” today, it will set me up to “cheat” tomorrow…
How will you handle the holidays?