Cooking for Friends and Family

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Registered: 08-25-2010
Cooking for Friends and Family
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 11:44am

Last night, I made Indian Curry Shrimp for hubby. He loved it. Since I am not a curry fan, it was easy to not eat it, but when I cook yummy foods for him---it is hard to keep from sampling myself into oblivion. Hubby eats from a wider palate than I do, so I try to cook things for him that are not on my favorite list, but when our kids and grandkids visit---I end up off plan. On their last visit, I only strayed from the plan a little. On a previous visit, I was completely off plan. For the birth of our granddaughter, we will be staying with my daughter and son-in-law. It will be harder to stay on plan. Please provide some motivation and suggestions to stay on plan.


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Registered: 05-08-2006
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 11:02pm

I eat in a very regimented way, so this may not work for you but, how about

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 12:49pm

A new grandbaby is a great motivation to be healthy!

You want lots of years to be a part of her life!

Like Tanya said, participate in the meal prep if you can, and provide your own healthy options if necessary.

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Registered: 01-29-2007
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 12:59pm
Certainly one of our amny challenges isn't it, My family is either on the same type of plan or aware and good about making healthy foods available.