It’s a very windy day here on Long Island, and after I’m done writing this to you, I have an afternoon full of appointments. I’ve been blessed that three of the five work days each week are only afternoon and evening appointments, so that allows me to sleep in a little bit later than I otherwise would have in the past. After being exhausted at the end of last week thanks to the front end of my car being stolen late Thursday night, I can now enter this week well-rested, and ready to go!
One of the key pieces of my Holiday Jump Start Program is that at the end of each week, I ask my group members how they feel that they did overall for the entire week. While I’m obviously keeping name and profile picture blurred out, here’s what was stated from one of my group members last night in the thread:
This is a very common issue for a lot of people on their weight loss journeys, and with Halloween parties in full swing this past weekend here in the States, it was probably a tougher time than most. That being said, when there’s a will, there’s a way, and if I had to sum up how to stay on track over a weekend, it’s this: PREPARATION!
When I began to make the mental shift about nutrition that QUALITY > QUANTITY, I took a step back and thought about what foods and drinks I’m most likely to eat over the weekend. My answers?
2) Ice Cream, and
So knowing how rebellious a bastard I am, I knew that going cold turkey and that telling myself, ‘You CAN’T eat this,’ or ‘You can’t eat that!,’ was just going to end in disaster. So, I decided to get creative, and come up with healthy substitutes I could make for the foods in question.
When it came to pizza, I not only found a healthy recipe that I could make at home (To check that out, go to www.weightlossbypete.com/healthyrecipes, and check out the Cauliflower Pizza recipe!), but also a healthy brand that I could order. My girlfriend found Real Good Foods Co. on Instagram, and we love their personal pizzas!
The crust is made from chicken (go figure!), and the pizzas in general are minimally processed. You can check them out by going to https://realgoodfoods.com.
As for ice cream, I believe I provided an example in a recent email, but we’ll go over this again…