Hi! I am here again to document my weight loss journey through the fast metabolism diet program. Last weekend I received a news from my aunt inviting us to attend my nephew’s birthday, in which it happened last night!
During the last weekend my mind was going haywire with the possibilities of ruining my diet! How can I tell them that as much as I want to eat the mouth-watering foods they served on the table, I can’t? This had been a great dilemma to me. And just from the fact alone that I was being surrounded with my relatives eating the same food, with me nothing to eat was terrifying. I bet I would really give in to the temptation this time.
I was at a loss. I don’t know what to do. I tried searching the internet and asked the community about it. The good thing is that they’ve provided me with lots of article guide to help me with my problem. They told me not to get too stressed about it and just enjoy the occasion. But how can I? I will be eating foods that are not allowed in the diet. And because I am such a paranoid one, I decided to list down the tips I thought would apply to me so that I will know what to do when I encounter the inevitable.
Before the Dinner Event
- Eat 10 to 15 grams of protein every two hours throughout the day.
When Wednesday came I’ve been eating LOTS of protein throughout the day. On my three meals I had tuna in breakfast and lunch while my snack was packed with nuts and seeds. I know I broke the rules for Phase 2 here (and it kills me!) but I didn’t have a choice. I think this was a special exemption, right? So anyway, I see to it that every two hours, before the big event, my body was packed up with lots of protein.
- Eat natural sugars all day
Aside from loading up myself with lots of protein, I also ate fruits that are rich in sugar to help me prepare for the big event. I ate my favorite watermelon, along with pineapple and mangoes.
- I packed a veggie salad with me
I packed myself a tuna salad (with healthy fats) with me so that if ever I will be hungry after the dinner, I won’t be tempted to grab those chips and eat my tuna salad with me instead.
During the Event
- Enjoying Myself
I had to admit, this rule was the hardest to follow, especially since I was tensed ever since I entered my aunt’s house. It took me an hour (as well as one hell of a scold!) to find myself slowly relaxing. My aunt literally told me
“You’re so stiff! You’re not attending a military ceremony, stop acting so formal! Loosen up!”
Only then I realized my mistake. I was here to celebrate my nephew’s birthday. I was here to enjoy this moment with him! I am not here to punish myself! Since then, I stopped feeling guilty and finally join the fun!
- Drinking Red Wine
Thankfully, my family is not into drinking beers. We preferred drinking wines– especially red wines. That’s why I managed to enjoy drinking this one! Although I had to admit that I didn’t follow the rules of drinking “organic, sulfite-free”, since I have no way of knowing if what they bought is an organic or not. However, I do follow the rule of drinking water along my every sip!
After the Event
- Detoxifying myself
This morning, before I started my last day in Phase 2, I decided to detoxify myself and had a sip of the Green soup. I am now looking forward in getting back on my track again.
Honestly, I still felt slightly guilty about it. That somehow I wasn’t able to follow the rules throughout the program. But I also realized that relaxing yourself once in a while won’t kill you. Sure, I might fell in the wagon last night, but I can get back again today. What I fear the most turns out to be a lot better than what I dreaded. Now I am more motivated to continue and make up for last night! How about you? How did you deal these special events and occasions?