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Memorial Day is next week, which means…
SUMMER IS HERE!
These next 3 months are an action-packed time of year and it’s easy to slip.
12 tips for surviving Summer temptations:
#1 Have a drink or dessert, not both.
#2 Survey the buffet and all your options BEFORE plating. Choose only what you really want, rather than taking a spoonful of everything you don't dislike.
#3 Bring a healthy dish to share and make that your main portion.
#4 Fill half of every plate with veggies or salad.
#5 Use the smallest plate possible or eat off a napkin.
#6 Put munchy foods like pretzels or popcorns in a solo cup rather than on a plate.
#7 Talk shop AWAY from the food.
#8 Stay true to YOU. “Treat yourself” food pushers don’t care about your health, they just want to feel better about their own consumption.
#9 Forget FOMO, embrace JOMO (Joy of missing out--missing out on hangovers, bloating, and food babies).
#10 Walk and talk, don’t sit and quit.
#11 Have a plan in place. If good meals are in the fridge you won’t eat leftover cake for breakfast.
#12 MOST IMPORTANTLY if you do slip up or indulge…don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Turn it around immediately and make a good choice at the next meal. Avoid the “Ahscrewit” moment and save yourself from more sabotage. “Stop diggng the hole! Climb out” is what I like to tell myself.
My own personal summer survival mantra:
“I am not here for the food. I am not here for the food.”
You’re there for the FUN and socializing!
P.S. If you’re a member of Meal Mentor, check out our brand new HOLIDAY COOKBOOK for omni-approved potluck dishes.
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