Quick little post here. Whipped up a lil’ something for your weekend adventures.
These are things I’ve been learning how to implement for the last few months. I honestly got tired of starting back at “day 1” if I cheated during a date.
So to combat all that, I came up with these rules for myself. They worked like a charm the first day I seriously implemented them.
Actually, I’m tired of dating and having that “why don’t you drink with me” conversation.
Highly likely I’ll lay low and then pick up dating again in a few months.
Unless he’s everything I ever wanted and it’s incredibly obvious he’s a God send. Otherwise… nah. I can give up the attention for a while.
But if you’d like to date or got a boo thang you love going out with, here are a few tips for sticking to your weight loss routine while you date.
What to eat
Skip the bread, the sweets, the fried foods, the sugary drinks, the creamy foods, the noodles, and anything off of your routine.
ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE PRONE TO FALL COMPLETELY OFF OF YOUR PLAN – For instance, you let yourself have
Opt for meat and vegetables. Do salads, chicken, fish, steamed vegetables, or a small steak.
If going for breakfast or brunch, do scrambles and omelets without cheese, without sour cream, and with plenty of vegetables. Add bacon or sausage for extra protein. Skip the pancakes, grits, donuts, cookies, danishes, orange juice, or muffins.
On all occasions drink water, sparkling water, black coffee, or tea.
If you’re intermittent fasting, schedule your date during your fasting window if possible (and if you want to keep a strict fasting window).
And whenever possible, choose a restaurant with smaller portions and cleaner options. These are usually higher end restaurants. You can also check their menus beforehand.
What to alcohol to drink
Now, I’m going to tell you straight up. Drinking while you’re trying to lose weight, especially if you’re prone to tough/slow weight loss, is a huge no-no.
Trust me, I know.
I’ve also seen a few weight loss coaches on my Insta preach against it. Alcohol, even those drinks that aren’t sweet, is essentially sugar.
But, gurl. If you’d like to drink, I do have suggestions for “safer” options. They’re “safer” because they’re not mixed with sugary shit (oops…) and have 0 carbs.
Vodka (0 carbs): Burnett’s, Smirnoff, Absolut, Svedka, Grey Goose, Stolichnaya, Ciroc, Skyy
Whiskey (scotch/bourbon) (0 carbs): Crown Royal, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Seagram’s, Dewar’s, Wild Turkey, Chivas Regal Johnnie Walker
Tequila (0 carbs): Don Julio, Tres Agaves, El Jimador, Patron, 1800 Tequila, Milagro, Cazadores, Sauza
Rums, Gins, and some Brandy’s are good as well.
(Resource: “The Ketogenic Diet and Alcohol”)
When I did drink on a weight loss routine, I would have vodka with sparkling water. Sparkling water is a good mix.
Try going on dates that don’t involve drinks and food
Oooo that’s a challenge huh?
I know it is for me which is why I’d rather not date right now. I keep meeting men that want to go out and eat or drink.
But if you can manage, try doing something different. Here are some ideas:
- Horseback riding
- Visit and walk an old town
- Historical sites
- Touristy city tour
- Driving range
Eat ahead of time
Eating before the date helps with curving those “you want something to eat” questions.
Answer in confidence, “no, thank you. I’m good.”
Plus it’s hard to eat when you’re satisfied and don’t have an appetite.
Or… you could date someone that gets it
I’m kidding here, but not really.
Ok, so this is light weight my goal.
I’d rather date someone that’s also on a fitness routine, wants to eat clean, and that understands why I’m not eating certain things or skipping on the alcohol.
I’ve dated men that actually get upset or think I’m being too restrictive. And in my “weaker” less prepared days, I’d give in and fall of course.
Go and have fun, gurl.
Put these tips to work for you as you navigate the dating scene. Let me know how it goes.
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