Monday, 20 February 2012

Phase 3 - Celebration Meal

This is something I'm sure you are really looking forward to, the celebration meal!
Now this meal is, a meal. Not a celebration day.

Now what do I mean by celebration? Think of it as a 'cheat' meal.

This is the meal where you can eat anything, anything you have been craving since starting the Dukan Diet! There is however, the rule tha tyou can only have one portion.

So you can go out, have an appetiser, entree, desert, and a glass of wine. Yummy! You are not allowed to go for seconds, but you can eat a portion of whatever you want without guilt and really enjoy your meal.

Prawn uses the celebration meal as a chance to teach himself a lesson. I'll explain.

What Prawn will do for his celebration meal is eat something he used to eat a lot of, all the time. He has been finding out that he actually doesn't like the foods he used to love. For instance: Kraft Dinner. He didn't enjoy eating it for his last celebration meal and doesn't want to eat it ever again. Progress!
We went out to a restaurant and for the first time since starting the diet, ordered a meal that we would always order when we used to go out.

We were stuffed after only a few bites. The lesson Prawn learned here is that we cannot handle eating like we used to and now he knows that we have to change our 'usual' orders to accomodate our obviously smaller stomachs.

I use the celebration meal differently. I save them for days where I want to go out with friends. You get invited to events and nights out with your girlfriends. It gets tiring to go out with your friends and be the only one not eating since there is nothing on the menu allowed. So I plan on saving my celebration meal so I can fit in a little more with my buddies.

Whenever or whatever you decide to eat on this one meal a week is up to you. You have total freedom. Try to make good deciisons but really do enjoy your meal.

Another rule of the celebration meal is that you cannot have it two meals in a row. This rule is more for when you go up to two celebration meals a week, which happens halfway through phase 3.

So let's say you are on phase 3 for 550 days, like me. Then on day 275 you would switch and now have 2 celebration meals a week.

So far I find the week between my celebrations meals just flies by like crazy. So I can't imagine what it will feel like when I have 2 a week. I'm really excited :)
So go on, enjoy your Big Mac, your sushi, your dinner out with your friends! Celebrate!



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