Right... earlier today SW posted on Facebook asking people for tips for holidays!
Most of the 'tips' were along the lines of 'enjoy yourself' and 'forget the diet', which is fine for some people, but there were not enough genuine supportive tips for my liking!
Sooo... As a Diamond Target Member (maintained 8 stone plus weight loss for over a year) I have some valuable tips that I'd like to share and that I used while on my all inclusive holiday back in May, which you can read about here!
Let's get down to some facts... Enjoying yourself isn't determined by how good or bad you eat. You do not enjoy yourself less by making the right choices. Don't let people make you think that enjoying yourself HAS to involve bad eating and NEVER let anyone make you think being healthy has to be turned off like a light switch - it doesn't!
Now I'm not saying you need to nurse a scrap of lettuce every meal time. I'm saying use the skills you've learned. Balance your protein with carbs and speed foods. God knows our holiday destinations are usually abundant with fresh speedy fruit and vegetables that are usually better than we...
So as you may know I blogged my food choices through my 7 days all inclusive at Sandos San Blas, Tenerife.
On my holiday I gained 4lbs. I am proud to say it loud. I gained 4lbs! The reason I'm proud is because I worked hard on holiday for that gain. That might sound strange to say, but it's true! I owned that gain and I minimised it by being sensible. I'm a glass half full girl - I could have gained A LOT more than 4lbs if I hadn't carried on with my sensible choices.
I chose Speed and Protein foods at every meal time, I chose diet non alcoholic drinks with the occasional tipple, I had a dessert everyday from the selection available, and lastly I estimated my healthy extras from the wide variety of breads and cheeses.
One thing totally out of my control was the way the food was cooked. Every vegetable was cooked in oil, however I didn't let that prevent me making the right choices. I couldn't control the cooking, but I still have choice power. I still ate as true to my usual habits as possible.
I could have SO easily have let the mentality...