Cake…a four letter word?

Here are a few words that come before cake.

  • Birthday
  • Wedding
  • Graduation

Lets be honest with each other. These three words bring back great memories and fun times with people we love. That should be the focus on parties like these, but we know there is another side to each of these parties. Yep, it’s the cake. 

Yes, parties will have dazzling hors d'oeuvres and tantalizing desserts. We know we should primarily focus on the reason for the party, but in the back of our minds we prepare for the plate we think we’re going to eat.

It’s almost like the “cake” starts to rule our plate and how we feel about ourselves instead of the celebration of the occasion. It becomes a four letter word that takes hold of our plate.

Go ahead, have a piece of cake, but don’t let this one plate dictate your future meals or mindset to your overall weight loss goal. Accept it. After all, it was just a piece of cake. You didn’t eat the whole thing, right?

Still worried about your plate at the party? Here are some of my tips and tricks when I’m not feeling so sure about how I’ll do.

  • Seek out the whole foods to fill your plate with first before the cake. I’m a stalker of the veggie and fruit trays.
  • Eat a piece of fruit before you go. A pear can go a long way in altering my appetite. If I’m starving, I’m more likely to woof down a lot more than I wanted or needed.
  • Socialize more. You’re there to celebrate something wonderful, so focus on your time with others.

I’m throwing a baby shower soon, and I can’t wait to share my tips for having your cake and eating it too.

Do you have any tips or tricks that help you navigate your way through a party?


Amy Hanus

Amy Hanus is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist with a degree in Exercise Science. She bikes, lifts weights, and creates some outrageously yummy, yet surprisingly easy recipes. She’s also the Social Media brain for Full Plate Living. Catch her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest anytime.

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