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Fighting the Xmas weight gain

Postby ToGlow » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:25 pm

What's everyone's plan of attack for xmas?

I have xmas eve dinner at my parents = lots of food and late night eating
I have xmas lunch at the in-laws = lots of food
I have xmas dinner = forcing food at my SIL after big lunch

All of this equals large amount of food consumption in 24hours :shock:

I don't want to tell them i'm dieting.
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Re: Fighting the Xmas weight gain

Postby CronicBadger » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:11 pm

Just me, my little sister and two cats for XMas this year. I've volunteered to do the cooking. Will do the traditional items plus some fancy stuff from a real cookbook! :-)

Dessert will include the fiery rumballs I make every Christmas.

I'll control the ingredients and will try to keep the Kilojoule counts no more than necessary. Little things will help, such as skin off the chicken, homemade no-fat mayonnaise, chocolate and ice cream substitutes, etc.

I suspect grazing the "crackers and dip" will be a problem, but maybe I can find sufficiently tasty low-Kj substitutes.
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Re: Fighting the Xmas weight gain

Postby dearne » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:46 pm

Got breakfast with the partners family, morning tea at brothers, lunch at uncles and dinner at partners family.

In summary: HUGE breakfast, no food morning tea, HUGE lunch and MASSIVE dinner (Italian family, so large spread...)

I think plan of attack is dont allow anyone to put food on my plate other than me, so that I can control portion size!! and also there should be some grilled fish in one of the meals so have that, and make myself think im full for most of the day so i dont go back for multiple servings!

And then spend the next day running and swimming :lol:
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Re: Fighting the Xmas weight gain

Postby ToGlow » Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:34 pm

This is my plan of attack:
:arrow: No nibble foods just drink water till main meals are served
:arrow: serve myself so i can limit portion size
:arrow: ask for a smaller serving plate
:arrow: drink lots of water
:arrow: eat slowly
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Re: Fighting the Xmas weight gain

Postby 2bhealthy » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:09 pm

Taking my wine glass with me and filing it with water over the day. I found this works for me at Xmas events, and I don't feel like I am missing out on wine.
We are doing Xmas at home this year and rellies are coming to us, so that is awesome, as I can make foods that I can stick too.
And yes, I plan on sticking to a small plate size too :D
Mind you, the best laid plans always have their faults, but I am going to TRY and be good. :lol:
Like an onion I am just going to keep peeling off the layers

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Re: Fighting the Xmas weight gain

Postby dragonfly » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:15 pm

nothing happening for the day, just will be an ordinary day with my family, so normal food really, altho I am making a delish choc cake and want to have a peice or 2 :)
will walk in the evening, and perhaps a swim :)
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Re: Fighting the Xmas weight gain

Postby genr » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:14 pm


Gen here...

Christmas is a "challenging" time.

Having decided not too weigh in this week - I thought I'd wait until New Year to see what the scales say!!!

Am still continuing with my walking and have recently started doing some light weights every 2nd day.

Am keeping a food diary too

This forum is good as it is a distraction from actually eating - even if only for a little while!!!

Sometimes it's good to keep busy and set 'other goals' like reading or voluntary work or housework or visiting friends etc - it takes you mind off food for a while.

Good Luck, and keep in touch via the forum!

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Re: Fighting the Xmas weight gain

Postby jennywilliamson » Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:28 am

If the Christmas season weight loss can be compared to a monster, this definitely is Godzilla. For several years, I personally have not yet been successful in overcoming it. In other words, I have gained weight in practically every holiday season since the turn of the century. Better luck next year for me, I guess.

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