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Old 12-12-2014, 01:56   #1
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Default Help for Xmas LCHF diet tips

I am new to the LCHF diet, and since we are coming up to xmas thought I would ask for advice, Recipes Tips...Help etc. in maintaining this at this time of year.

Yesterday we received a Large Shop made Creamy Cake needless to say no table of reluctant to eat anything except the smallest piece ..Visitors will be offered Tea and a large slice of cake till its gone.

Their are of course may things to avoid at this time of year, but also I am sure many thing to enjoy. Problems come when you visit friends . Parties etc. also eating out

I KNOW YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG. but don't want to be a Party Pooper either. Please don't lecture me about my attitude I am really serious about wanting helpful advice.

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I take care of myself on these occasions over anyone else. I don't think of it being a party pooper. Many people should pay more attention when planning their menu if they want to really honor their guests. So, I take a bit of whatever they serve if they plate my food or if a buffet I choose what I can eat.

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I'm with Pat on this. I have to look out for myself at this time of year. There isn't a piece of cake or treat out there that is worth my eyesight or extremities. (Personally, I wouldn't eat a bite of that cake you got!) If I go to a pot luck, I bring a dish I can eat. At a buffet, I'll select only foods that are safe for me. If food is plated, I don't eat what is not safe and if nothing is, I'll push it around and smile and compliment the cook. If I suspect there will be nothing safe to eat, I'll eat at home before I go and just have tea or water there.

Your true friends and family should be able to recognize that you cannot safely eat some foods and not be pushing them at you. It isn't being a party pooper, it is looking after your health.

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I have never pooped a party yet.

I have had some sad experiences where hosts prepared a special dish, just for me, that is loaded with carbs ("But it's gluten free and no-added-sugar! You can eat it!") I thank them profusely and tell them not to worry about it because I am having a wonderful time.

People really don't pay that much attention to what someone else is eating. I have gone to parties where I ate absolutely nothing, only to have someone comment the next day on how much I ate

Plan to take care of yourself.

And, if you cook, check out the Recipes section.

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I make sure to eat before I attend parties unless it's pot luck so I can take something I know I can eat. I carry a tiny tin with a few squares of dark chocolate and macadamia nuts. I eat heartily of meals I can eat so dessert is not tempting.

If we are having guests I include a dessert treat I can eat along with something conventional.

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I eat before I go if I'm not sure what's being served. Keep a low carb snack in your purse and excuse yourself somehow and eat it if you're surprised by treats at work.

I do allow myself small portions of my Christmas favorites because I know that otherwise I'll eat a whole fruitcake. I used to just take Xmas Eve and Day as "eat anything I want" carb holidays, but the physical consequences aren't worth it to me anymore.

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Always take a bottle of good sour mash whiskey. When the right amount is poured into a glass of ice water it looks like Ice-Tea. If they have lemons place a slice on the edge of the glass. I always have a great time. Before the night is over I'm usually talking loud and singing louder. Of course I don't get invited out as much as I use to...

buggwondering if it's because I don't eat their food... Hea!

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