Thursday, July 23, 2009
When on a diet, it is advisable to go out to restaurants less often because they do not always know the number of calories in everything that is served on all the secret sauce. But whom do you usually meet in restaurants? Your friends, the answer is most likely. So if you cut the restaurants, you might end up with a lot of free space on your social calendar. I find it unacceptable. I always have time to see my friends.
Aware that he could not rightly plans to boycott the dinner with friends, I decided to always have a backup plan. The reasoning behind this is that I do not always know what they eventually choose a restaurant. My plan was less complicated for the salad with dressing alongside. This allowed me to keep control of my caloric intake and see my friends too.
I do not think I could always control my hunger when I frequented many restaurants. Seven or eight years ago, I was very frustrated with myself about my diet no. I felt like I needed to keep myself under control 24 / 7. When a friend suggest we meet somewhere to take a bite, I felt my control begins to slip. I want to make excuses like, "Oh, I ate dinner," or pretend that I had committed myself to a dinner that night.
Even began to worry that friends would suddenly call me for dinner on any night. When my phone rang, I tended to let the answering machine pick as I listened to the caller leaves a message. Suddenly, I did not want to talk to my friends. What if I wanted to buy dinner ... Oh my, what a crime! I always had my excuses ready to tell my friends. It is interesting to note that these are excuses because they do not want to eat. These are different than the excuses we make to explain why I ate something. These are some of the excuses I use when I do not want to take in extra calories:
I have a medical procedure tomorrow and I can not eat anything after 3:00 pm
I just learned that I am very close to becoming diabetic, and I am a very strict diet.
I am so full now, but I can take home with me (then give a homeless person).
Pretend to vomit in the bathroom (make sure someone is listening), and aims to clean up.
How to hide some of the foods that they can not find (the oven, on top of the refrigerator). In this way, do not realize the amount of food that really has ido.
I think most of my friends knew what was going on inside my head. They do not call me on it. I'm sure you recognized that I was going through some very difficult times, and luckily, I outgrew that stage.
When I ate with my friends in various restaurants, I noticed some recurring themes in the advice they offered. Almost all my friends were very surprised to discover that I was eating so little. I would say things like, "Johnny, you're a great guy. You have to eat more than that," or "You're not really fat, which is just a big, husky sort." So I would say, "Oh yes, you never seen naked. "Sometimes you want to call laughter, sometimes silence.
These are times I have had to reconcile what my friends said, by the sanctity of my diet. I felt I had to take a side. Finally, I concluded that most of my friends were trying to make me feel better and save me from the misery of my diet. I do not really like the way I was. The problem was that I was not. I knew I had to keep my land and that the Caesar salad instead of juicy meat that nine out of ten times. Somewhere in this stage of my life, I learned what little they have to eat, or how much they would have to exercise every day to lose weight. From then on, it was for me to perform.
Losing weight is an uphill battle that takes some time to comply. We can have our friends and our restaurants, at the same time, if we are willing to change our thinking a little. We all have habits that will have to change, the patterns will be broken, and emotions, we must calm.