I'm on Day 12 and feeling fantastic! So far, my only indulgences have been wine and caffeine.
However, over the next 2 weeks I have many challenges to get through. First, this Sunday, a big family get together with a Texas-style Barbeque at my parents' house. The whole nine yards. For those of you who aren't familiar it will be Texas tradition barbeque. It will consist of a beef brisket, barbeque sauce, potato salad, cole slaw, and baked beans accompanied with white bread, jalapenos, onions and multipe dessert choices. I'm thinking I will be able to eat some of the brisket but everything else is off limits. My Mom also requested that I bring a side dish and a DESSERT. So what can I bring that everyone won't turn their noses up at and keep me on track? Everyone knows I'm on this "diet", so I will be watched closely and I'm sure there will be some that will try to sabotage me, even if they do so subconsciously.
Then the next weekend I have a friend coming into town from England who will want Mexican and Indian Food, a stop at a blues bar, then I also have a high school reunion next Saturday afternoon, a fish fry afterwards and then my stepson will be playing guitar in a bar Saturday and Sunday night and we will be staying through all three sets!
I've been psyching myself to take it one event at a time, and so far I'm feeling strong and happy with this lifestyle choice, but I fear I will weaken at some point.
I know many of you have already been through this, so please help--right now I feel like I can take on the world, but I've been comfortably ensconced at home and in complete control.
Side dish: Maybe green beans with bacon. (Strict Paleo avoids green beans, but they seem OK on Primal.)
Dessert: I never eat it except ultra-dark chocolate. Search MDA for ideas.
Mexican: The standard recommendation here seems to be fajitas without tortillas. That's what I do.
Indian: Search MDA. There have been multiple threads.
Reunion: Depends on what is being served.
Fish fry: Depends on whether the fish is breaded and what is served with it.
Bar: Probably find something that is OK.
Do the best you can. If you slip, enjoy it and get back on the wagon as soon as you can. Sounds like a fun two weeks!
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