Plan of action for holiday events and parties


Happy Throwback Thursday! This time we’re going back to December of 2012 to revist this awesome plan of action for all the holiday events we know you have coming up. There’s no reason why you can’t celebrate the holidays and still stay on track!

*This article was originally published on December 27, 2012 on the Medifast Blog.
Holidays, parties, and other events are often a combination of fun, food, and emotions, which play an important role in our eating patterns. If you’re on a healthy eating plan, parties and events will put your commitment to the test. Read more to create your plan of action for events.

Think ahead:

  • What if someone offers me my favorite food?
  • What if someone gives me a hard time about my choices?
  • What if my in-laws start to stress me out?
  • What if I am bored or tired?

Write your intentions: Develop a plan of action using the form below.
My plan of action for [EVENT]:
Date and time:
My goals for this event:

  1. Example: Stay committed to my weight loss and maintenance programs and my health goals.
  2. (List other objectives)
  3. (List other objectives)

Potential challenges to my health goals:
How I will respond to these challenges:

By mentally “walking yourself through” the situations you’re likely to encounter at the event, you’ll be better prepared to handle them with serenity. With a little commitment, handling food-laden social festivities will become easier and more enjoyable.

Jennifer Christman, RD, LDN

Author: Jennifer Christman, RD, LDN

As the Clinical Nutrition Manager at Medifast, Inc., Jennifer helps to organize all of the nutrition content that goes into our marketing materials. When she is not busy keeping up on the latest and greatest nutrition information, she is helping to guide our clients and customers on their weight-loss journey. Jennifer brings 10-plus years of experience as a Registered Dietitian and is super passionate about getting you healthy!

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