Springtime celebration time is here. Plenty of celebrations with food at the center. There will be weddings, graduations, showers, not to mention Easter and Passover!! How will we handle all these occasions - fitting in our favorite foods and still seeing results at the scale.
One thing that can really help is our Mental Rehearsing tool. A motion picture in your mind of what will be happening on each occasion; what you will be wearing, who you will be talking to, what you will be eating. Watching a movie in you mind and watching the outcome YOU WANT can make a big difference in the actual day. As you see yourself breeze through the day talking to people, accepting their compliments (about how good you look), choosing wisely when the food is served, you are watching your success happen. When the actual day arrives it no big deal because you have done this before. You are confident in you ability. You know you can do this!!!
Mentally rehearsing for peak performance at YOUR next food related event!!
Try this for dinner:
BEEF WITH ASPARAGUS AND CHERRY TOMATOES
4 servings - points value per serving 3
24 asparagus spears cut diagonally into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup water
10 ounces lean, trimmed, boneless sirloin steak, cut into 1/4 inch strips
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 freshly ground pepper
4 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced
24 cherry tomatoes, halved
l. Combine the asparagus and water in a skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until the asparagus is tender, about 2 minutes. Pour off the water.
2. Sprinkle the beef with the salt and pepper; add it to the asparagus along with the scallions and garlic. Saute until the beef is cooked through. Add the tomatoes and saute until heated through, about 2 minutes longer.
See you at the meeting.