I talk about upcoming events with many of my clients.
My clients are often afraid that they will lose control around food or alcohol.
I don’t teach a diet, but I do teach women how to create a personalised food plan, that they choose on purpose, for the long term.
When you turn up to an event without a plan, your response will be your default. It will be driven by your desire and emotions. This is why it sometimes feels out of control. Because you go into automatic mode. (I know I’ve been there!)
Instead, when you plan ahead of time, you engage the rational part of your brain.
You can plan what you are going to eat and what you are not going to eat.
If your brain has immediately gone into confusion. Don’t worry. This is what our brain does.
How can you decide what you will and won’t eat when you don’t even know what is on offer?
Well, you can always find out. You can ask your friend, you can google the restaurant’s menu, you can bring your own food, eat ahead of time or buy something on the way. There is always an answer, when you ask yourself the right questions.
When you plan ahead of time, you don’t have to decide in the moment. You can just follow your plan.
Here’s another tip. Expect the urge. Expect to want to eat all the delicious food that is available, but decide ahead of time what you are going to do instead of answering the urge.
Simply, follow your plan.
This is just a couple of ideas you can implement to feel in control at an upcoming event.
It’s one of many tools I teach in my Christmas Weight Loss Program. If you want to know more about this program, schedule a call with me. We’ll chat about what is preventing you from currently losing weight. I’ll give you (at least) one powerful tool to use instead of turning to food for comfort. I’ll also give you a free resource that will show you how you can feel in control around food this holiday season. And I’ll tell you all about my Christmas Weight Loss Program and help you decide if it’s for you.
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