I just attended my first Halloween party of the year and sucessfully avoided most non-Paleo foods. The only non-Paleo item I ate was some beans in a bowl of chili. I meant to pick them out but I was socializing and forgot until halfway through. Not bad! I was really craving some sweet carbs like cookies but I was able to stay away. How are you doing with sticking to Paleo foods as the festive holiday months start? Any good strategies?
Thanks and Happy Fall.
I eat something ahead of time, or bring something to share that could stand alone as my meal if there are no other options. If I am craving something sweet, I'll make a treat that I know my body can handle. At this point, willpower is easy for me in this way, I've been eating like this for a long time, and my body complains extremely loudly if ever if deviate. So I'm here to tell you that it gets easier in these social situations!
I don't know about you, but I will make my own! Pumkin soup with bacon, pumpkin pie with almond crust, and my specialty: green tea cheesecake with chocolate cookie crust. Hahaha sorry for the foodporn. The parties I go to serve the usual sandwich and stuff, not really tempting.
Sounds like you did great. Beans are not really a big deal. I would consider chili a totally acceptable option.
I only have one Halloween event on my calendar, and frankly I am considering skipping it. It's not a party per se, it's just a regular weekly get-together I attend, but they want everyone to bring a "healthy snack" to share on Halloween. However, everyone else's idea of a healthy snack is vastly different from my own--and I don't even mean just because I eat paleo. Anyone who eats a whole foods diet of any kind would find this situation problematic. For example, recently someone brought a "cheesecake" made with fat free cream cheese, fat free Cool Whip, and Crystal Light powder. I politely said no thank you to the cheesecake, but I got a lot of weird looks and even a few comments. I just brushed them off saying I had just eaten and wasn't hungry, but it was pretty awkward. It's a small group of older women and everyone seems to pay a lot of attention to (and comment on) what is on everyone else's plate, so my normal bring-my-own-healthy-snack-and-just-eat-that plan or the mingle-around-so-no-one-notices-I'm-not-eating plan wouldn't work well. Fortunately food is rarely a part of these meetings. So, to preserve my social relationship with these people I'm thinking I'll just skip the event altogether.
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