Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Holiday party eating

Lots of holiday parties to attend this time of year. This is how I'm trying to deal with the onslaught of food temptations.

I eat a "fatty breakfast". This Lets me feel full until that point in the day around 1-3 when usually the holiday parties start. The parties are in restaurants or hotels, and mostly buffet style. I heap on the mixed green salad (olive oil is no were to be found) with out dressing, and add roasted turkey form the carving station. Portion control is tough and I eat too much, but it's my last meal of the day (perhaps a smal piece of fruit with a glass of red wine at night). As everyone around me is having dessert....I sometimes have a cup of coffee with cream and some raw sugar. This is sweet for me and satisfying. And much better then eating that piece of pecan pie ;-)

Breakfast; 1 tbs dijon mustard, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 scallion thinly sliced, 3 ounces chopped up smoked salmon, fresh ground pepper. Mix until it becomes like a spread. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. I had this served on half an avocado.

1 comment:

DaveC said...

Good strategy, Marc. Yesterday was the last of our office eating orgies and I managed to stay focused on picking the "right stuff" like egg and meat dishes. I had to get past a bunch of sweets and high-carb dishes to do it. My only real indulgence after attending three of these affairs was wolfing down a cup of egg-nog punch (I can gulp down a quart of egg nog in no time given the opportunity)!