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How to Avoid Cheating on Your Diet When You Go Out

Aug 11, 2008
Many diets such as the Atkins diet and the Nutrisystem diet are very strict, yet many people stay on them for several months. During that time, they will likely want to go out with friends. Since eating and drinking are usually a part of any gathering, people who are on a diet often cheat. There are a few tricks to help you avoid going off your diet.

1. If you are going to a party near the lunch or dinner hour, it does not hurt to eat your diet meal before you go. Go ahead and get ready for the evening out, and then, just before you leave, fix up your diet dinner. Whether that is a Weight Watchers frozen dinner or a Nutrisystem meal, it can be made up quickly. You can eat in just a few minutes and be out the door with everyone else.

2. When you are at a party, munch from the veggie platters. You are allowed to eat vegetables like raw carrots, celery, broccoli, and cauliflower while on the most diets. This will show the hosts that you are not totally turning down their offerings. If you are selective about what you choose to eat, they will be happier if at least you have eaten something.

3. If you absolutely cannot avoid going out, make it a game. Try to choose foods that are the closest things available to the Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem meals that you have been eating. While this is a method of last resort, it can save you from throwing your hands up and abandoning your diet altogether.

4. Opt for coffee while others drink alcohol. When your friends are imbibing in margaritas and martinis, you can sip sociably on cups of coffee. As long as you do not add sugar and cream, you can do this and stick to your diet.

5. Choose unsweetened iced tea over sweet drinks on a hot day. You can make sugar-free lemonade, but if you go to a cook-out or party, the lemonade is likely to be packed with sugar. There are no sugary drinks allowed on the most diet plans. If you stipulate that you would like unsweetened iced tea, you can usually get the host or hostess to make you up a special pitcher if one is not already made.

6. If all the drinks are sweet or alcoholic, request water with a twist. You might be surprised at how refreshing water can be with a slice of lemon or lime. Besides the nice flavor, the garnish gives your drink a festive look and keeps you in the holiday spirit.

The key to being accepted at the party is to be happy with your own choices. Before you go to the party, go over your motivational messages and diet diary. You can get help from a diet warehouse like ediets or a particular company like Nutrisystem. Stop in on an online chat room for support. Do anything you can think of to help you remember your purpose in sticking to your plan. After all, it is your life and your body that are at risk. There is no need to sabotage yourself through a careless night out.
About the Author
Ron Subs works with Beauty Brief as a public relations consultant, more information about diets can be found at www.beautybrief.com
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