What You Believe, You Can Achieve! ROFL I have friends (m)by Tiger Rats (Login TigerRats)
I have one friend who's very skinny and I've watched him eat. He has black coffee with sugar and a breakfast bar for breakfast. He is "never hungry" at lunch so just has more coffee. He might have some chips or something in the afternoon, just a little snack, and he eats sparingly.
At dinner he has the same kind of dinner I might have; if we go out, he'll have meat or fish, starch, and vegetable, and he eats about as much as I do.
And gosh darn when he gets stressed out he just loses weight and can't keep it on!
When he and his friends would stay at my house it would just drive me nuts, we'd be walking all over Hollywood or something at 4 PM, my stomach was growling so much I thought I was going to die, I'd be feeling lightheaded from hunger and they'd be saying, "Oh, OK, maybe we'll go for dinner at 6 . . . ." having never had lunch.
So I can relate!
I think you are doing AWESOME planning for your trip BTW, including going to meetings, yay! Can you put the fruits and veggies in a picnic basket or other type of baskeet that breathes so the puppies and kitties don't get them? I like the idea of bringing travel friendly snacks.
Can I tell you one I really like? I like those little packs with tuna and crackers. There's one, it's low fat or fat free or something, and it's only 150 cal and you get a little can of tuna and 5 or 6 crackers. There's even a little spoon in there. The box is green and white, and to be honest, I like that one better than the higher fat one (or the chicken salad, which is gross IMHO).
I like the combination of creamy, crunchy and protein; gets me through the rough times and I can eat them at room temperature, they taste just, don't need to be cold or hot and shelf stable.
I want you to plan one more thing into your plan. We humans are imperfect. You may have a slip. At times like that it's tempting to say "oh what the heck" and crash the car. There is usually some shame, guilt, self-punishment involved.
I strongly recommend you plan ahead for that type of event and the things you will say to yourself and what you will do if you do happen to eat that piece of cheesecake or the chicken parmesan with oily breading or something that you normally wouldn't.
Alternatively you can plan treats like that into your plan, too.
But I've gotten in more trouble over the years when I started out strong, failed, and just decided to eat everything in sight because nothing really mattered -- than almost anything else I can think of.
When I travel next, I'm going to include "Plan B" and "Plan C" for those times!
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