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Is this acceptable when going round to a friend's house for dinner?

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Ms23 Mon 02-Dec-13 18:32:54

So I have stuck fairly strictly to a 1200 cal diet for 2 weeks now and lost around 4lb. Going to a friend's house for a girly night in. Another 2 friends will be there. The idea is to have pizza and garlic bread for dinner. Diet disaster! I have history for falling off the wagon after one night of indulgence so I am determined not to do it this time.

So, do you think it would be ok if I took my own pizza (one of those tesco 450 calorie ones- they are great!) or will the others think I'm being weird? I won't be drinking alcohol anyway because I have a long drive home after.

specialsubject Mon 02-Dec-13 18:42:38

booze and diets don't go together anyway, and that high-sugar diet pizza is a massive chunk of your restricted calorie intake.

choose a pizza with lots of veg, don't eat too much, drink water and do more exercise during the week.

not so much not being weird, as not being a diet bore. :-)

MyBachisworsethanmybite Mon 02-Dec-13 18:47:24

You need to be able to have the odd day like that and go back to the diet. Otherwise once you come off the diet you will immediately put all the weight back on.

So go, eat what everyone is having, enjoy it, and back on the diet the next day.

Ms23 Mon 02-Dec-13 18:49:42

thanks specialsubject. I wouldn't usually have a pizza for dinner (even a diet one) but I don't want to make a big deal out of bringing soup and a salad along to a pizza night! I don't even usually tell anyone I'm dieting and I certainly won't go on about it! so hopefully won't be seen as a diet bore!

CajaDeLaMemoria Mon 02-Dec-13 18:51:48

I agree with special subject.

Taking your own pizza definitely makes the diet a big deal!

Ms23 Mon 02-Dec-13 18:51:56

Thanks MyBach but I have at least 2 events planned every week over December with various groups of friends. If I indulge in all of them there is no way I will fit into my new year party dress (which is the reason for the diet- it only just zips up, I need to be able to breathe!)

MrsHerculePoirot Mon 02-Dec-13 19:14:50

I think that would be fine - I would let the host know what I was doing so they didn't cater and so that as a friend they would support me and not encourage me to just eat one piece of cake etc...

I am diabetic and eat low carb to manage my bloods effectively and having told friends in advance, lisasing over food beforehand has made it so much easier for me. I also have friends who at times are eating various foods or not depending on the diet of the moment, we all just get on with it together.

Ms23 Mon 02-Dec-13 19:26:23

thanks smile I'm sure my friends won't do that. Good point about letting the host know if I do bring my sad little diet pizza fgrin ! I'm still a bit torn between that and just having a couple of slices of the pizza supplied.

trikken Mon 02-Dec-13 21:19:14

Id just have less of their pizza.

Artandco Mon 02-Dec-13 21:27:00

Just eat less pizza? Surely?

A Pizza Hut margarita pizza for example has 115 calories per slice. Eat 3 slices and it will be less that your diet pizza anyway

CaptainSweatPants Mon 02-Dec-13 21:30:13

I would make a massive salad for everyone & load your plate up with that & 2 slices of offered pizza
No one will notice that way

Talkinpeace Mon 02-Dec-13 22:38:38

on a long term basis you need to be able to eat appropriate amounts of normal meals
so do not take your own food, just let the hostess know that you'll be eating small portions of her food

fast the day beforehand and then even back up by enjoying the evening

Ms23 Mon 02-Dec-13 22:38:45

Salad idea is genius! I will do that- thanks

Just eat less of the normal pizza without making a fuss.

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