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Need advice for this weekend~~

I am going camping this weekend with my boyfriend and his friends.. and I can already see it now.. hot dogs, chips, and beers. How can I not fall into this trap without looking like a brat and high maintenance. I still want to have fun, and get drunk too~ but Ive been working hard and I dont want to throw it all away this weekend.!!

Wed. Aug 16, 10:02am

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If I was you, I would make healthy choices and not overeat -- it's ok to have a hot dog as long as you don't have 3 in a setting. I would say anything in MODERATION is key. I'd have a few beers - but again, do not over-do it. Pack some healthier snacks so you can stay away from the chips and stuff.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 10:11 AM

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Search for the CAMPING thread

There are lots of suggestions there that can help you!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 10:12 AM

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i just bumped the two camping threads up to the top.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 10:17 AM

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Bring your own beer, and bring something like Michelob Ultra so that your not burning as many calories on the beer.

Eat your good foods in moderation and you can always bring a veggie plate with carrots and celery. Maybe bring a fruit tray too so you have some watermellon, strawberries, apples and stuff to munch on.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 10:54 AM

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if you're going to be hiking, i would suggest that you save your calories for food, not waste them on beer. plus, you'll have to keep the beer cold, so that's alot of extra travelling weight. is the beer an important part of the camping trip for you?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 10:59 AM

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Damage control..............don't try to be perfect, but do bring lots of healthy snacks, so you will stay away from the nonhealthy snacks. For example, I bring low fat granola bars (Kashi, South Beach Diet, Balance 100 cal, etc), pretzels, popcorn, diet soda, lite beer,

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 11:27 AM

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Beer is very important in camping, and I think she already said she intends to drink and enjoy herself....

I would just control portions as best you can. I partake in beer on the weekends but only drink miller lite or Ultra and it hasn't hindered my weight loss. Also, one weekend won't blow your whole diet.

Good luck and have fun!!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 11:46 AM

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"beer is very important in camping." that's a new one for me!! i've been camping for 20 years and never brought beer camping.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 11:56 AM

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The other thing that could save your diet is to bring plates/cups, small ones. A small plate with a hot dog and a handful of chips looks full, but from your hands, you can eat chips out of a bag and 3 hotdogs, easily.

A bag of popcorn is a lot of calories, but a cup full is not.

Same with chips/pretzels.

Bring some baked chips if you like them. They're a little lower calorie.

Also, bring that veggie tray. When you get the urge to munch aimlessly, munch on carrots and celery, not hot dogs and chips.

Light beer is definitely the way to go too. Michelob Ultra has like 60 calories in a can. Miller Light and Bud Light both have just over 100, I think. Michelob Ultra Amber tastes more like beer than just regular Ultra, I think. But that's just my opinion. Also pack lots of bottled water, and try to alternate between beer and water. It'll make you feel better, fill you up, and help keep you closer to your diet.

Finally, even if it is not a hiking trip, find somewhere to hike, swim, bike, etc. Add some exercise to the trip, and it'll keep you closer to the total calorie goal b/c you'll be burning some off as well.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 12:16 PM

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Beer is part of our camping trips too. I have been camping for 20 years too but I'm only 25 so maybe that's the difference... Just the way we've always done it! We hike and do all that stuff too though.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 12:31 PM

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