If you are at an event with no healthy food options, some healthy options are 1) Bring your own food to eat; 2) Either eat before or after, not at the event; 3) Eat what is provided but eat less than you normally would to account for the extra calories.
Sabotaging Thought: Since it’s almost the holidays, I can’t possibly lose weight at this time.
Response: That’s just a sabotaging thought. While it may be more difficult at this time of year with all of the extra treats around, I’m ultimately in charge of every bite of food I eat so the holidays don’t have to derail me.
Now that Halloween is over, consider throwing away or donating leftover candy and treats. If you think, “But that would be a waste of money,” remind yourself, “The money is already gone. Eating all of these treats and gaining weight will not bring it back.”
The Beck Diet Program was developed by Dr. Judith S. Beck with Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW.
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