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Old 03-18-2013, 01:48 PM   #1
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Party While Maintaining Your Weight Loss?

Hi folks~!

I'm a good close to 50lbs from goal. I'be struggled with losing and gaining the same 5lbs for a while but I'm finally starting to feel like it's going down again and I've got a grip on things.

This Saturday coming up I've got a baby shower and then a birthday party where the birthday boy wants to do a bar crawl after dinner at some restaurant.
I do plan on having a great time, though eating low carb, and drinking...low carb?

Any tips? Am I destined to put the weight back on after the weekend?
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:57 PM   #2
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Well, for the baby shower I would just say to eat something before you go. Sometimes showers have finger foods such as veggies so that may be an option but one thing thats pretty much guaranteed is that there will be cake. If you eat a good sized meal before you go it will be easier to say no.

For the bday dinner maybe check on the menu beforehand and look at possible low carb options.. most places have salads, burgers, and steaks that can be easily made low carb.

As for the alcohol just stick with the basics if possible. I always drink a vodka or rum with diet coke.. Which is a carb free drink. Its usually when you start ordering cocktails and flavored liquors that you start running into trouble!

Hope that helps
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
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Yep, hard liquor (not the sweet flavored versions) are fine, so is dry white wine. Stay away from tonic, as it has as many carbs as a non-diet soda! That was a shocker for me back in the day. I use Diet Coke, seltzer, or just drink it on the rocks.

Remember, if you've been in ketosis, your alcohol tolerance will be lower that you're used to. Stay hydrated too; drink plenty of water, before, during, and after you've been drinking. And don't let your lowered inhibitions lead you to bad food choices.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:30 AM   #4
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Thank you guys! Hi Ntombi!!!

I remembered that I have not had rum and diet coke in a LOOONG time. Looking forward to that and yes I will be having a water bottle with me at all time!

I also hope that being drunk doesn't let down my guards and self discipline, cause you know all about the late night diner experiences after a night of drinking right?! Or is that just me?!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:26 AM   #5
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I drink "tall" drinks. So instead of bourbon and soda in a short, squat glass, I get the same amount of bourbon in a tall glass with extra soda. It's not as strong flavored, of course, but I like that there's more to drink.

Bar crawls can be fine so long as you pick low-carb foods. Most bars have sliders (just eat the meat) and wings.

My trouble is that my willpower evaporates the more I drink. I end up eating much more and much higher carb than I want to when I've had more than a couple drinks.
What shall we do for this meal, Mr. Banting?
The same thing we do every meal... Try to take over the world!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:33 AM   #6
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Rum or vodka with diet coke is my usual drink. I'm giving up alcohol for three months so have one for me ok!
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