Food will always bring us together. Its no secret that we love to eat. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to a bit of middle-aged spread (or worse) and there comes a time that we have to reel it in and cut back on our love of food.
you're probably already familiar with our post on what it takes to commit to a diet and from reading that, you understand how many calories you need to lose weight.
But what to do when you have a big upcoming get together and you simply want to eat?
Actually, its no problem at all. With a little bit of planning ahead, you can indulge and eat until your hearts content without gaining any fat at all.
How to Plan For Big Meals
Keep in mind that the result of weight gain or weight loss is caused by an imbalance in homeostasis. Homeostasis is simply maintaining a stable equilibrium through your physiological processes, which are largely controlled by what you eat.
Eating one larger than usual meal isn't enough to throw your hormones out of whack.
Weight gain happens from the continual eating of big meals and encouraging hormonal responses to adapt to these consistent changes.
If you're eating a well-balanced diet and watching what you eat every day, the worst effect one big meal will have is keeping you from dropping weight that week. That's still concerning to some, as they're working out every day and trying to drop weight.
If you fall in the concerned group and still want to enjoy that party, consider a bit of fasting before that big dinner.
Its as simple as skipping the breakfast you normally eat or the evening meal the night before. Your preference might even be to skip the first meal of the next day.