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Eat Light to Splurge Later

Splurging For Dinner? Eat Healthy All Day

On a girls night last weekend, I went to a new restaurant with a bunch of friends. The place already has a reputation for being truly decadent and delicious, especially its desserts. I knew I'd be devouring some major calories that night, so I made sure to eat super healthy for the entire day leading up to dinner. I ate oatmeal with fresh fruit and nuts for breakfast, a salad with grilled chicken for lunch, and then I felt good about going way overboard for dinner and dessert.

If you know you're going to be splurging for one meal, maybe a huge spread for a family brunch, a good friend's BBQ featuring homemade sausages, or a decadent dinner like me, go healthy for the rest of the day. You'll feel good about splurging (instead of regretting it), and your waistline will appreciate it as well.

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LaurenRose1 LaurenRose1 5 years
\u00a0Haha 20 + 10 that's hilarious! :)
davvik davvik 5 years
I have to do this the whole week to splurge.
lenak lenak 7 years
Right now I feel mad at me because I let this happen in the past 2 and half years, eating sugar I trying to return at my old self..a healthy girl.
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I defiantly do this all the time. Or right before I eat something I know I shouldn't I do a bunch of jumping jacks. lol.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Yep, this is my strategy as well. If I want jelly beans or a piece of cake, I cut back a little bit everywhere else. It's all about how many calories you get in vs. how many you expend.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
Ahh yes yes. I do I maintain my current weight pretty well. I always know what I'm going to cook for dinner, or what I'm going to bake one day, and in order to balance that 'splurge,' I eat light on the other meals..doesn't always have to be dinner (the splurge meal), sometimes it's lunch (so I'll have light dinner and spartan breakfast), and so on.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
This is my strategy every day!
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