thank you, 500 Days of Summer, for reintroducing such great tunes
SINCE THIS IS A BLOG ABOUT WELLNESS
I WANT TO COMMENT NO PORTION SIZES
WHO WANTS TO BE A GOOD LITTLE STUDENT AND TELL ME WHAT THE RIGHT PORTION SIZE IS FOR THE AVERAGE ADULT?
both protein and carb portion should roughly be the size of your fist
SO WHY IS IT THAT WHEN I ORDERED AN OMELETTE FOR BREAKFAST
THAT I GOT A SERVING THAT WAS 5 INCHES IN DIAMETER?
this is why there are so many over weight americans
Sunday I headed for the Stathis Home
back story:I started watching the boys,
Jake & Jesse when i was 12
they were in diapers
and now strapping lads
who are 16 and 15 today actually
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JES!
They were celebrating Greek Easter
Pulling up to there house in Towacco, NJ
i am remembering the years and years
that i took this same route
this time is differenet
They have built a pavilion at the bottom of the driveway
complete with current pool, hot tub, pizza oven, bar, bbq, fire pit, full guest house, and basically an outdoor living room....it's beautiful
the arrangement of greek appetizers smelled specatular
it brought me back to the portion control issue
how do you go to an event or family gathering without over eating?
here are some of my tricks:
eat something light before you arrive
pick on things like veggie & hummus instead of chips and guac
or just skip the appitizers and wait for the meal to be served
stay away from the rice and breads,
eat your regular amount of proteins and go for the gold with the veggie and salad options.
this way you wont feel guilt when dessert is served...having that cookie OR little sliver of cake.
I know its hard this is what i had to deal with this weekend.....and tha tis just appetizers
drink as much water as possible
what works for me it to not have a cocktail/glass of wine until after dinner
if you think where you are headed might have the healthiest options, offer to bring a plate
then you know there is atleast ONE thing you can eat
lastly, use a smaller plate and only allow yourself one round
I LOVED SEEING MY STATHIS FAMILY
TOMORROW MY JOURNEY BEGINS TO THE ATL
GETTING THERE WAS THE HARDEST PART