Some people find it hard to stick to their weight goals because of temptation and cravings. This is a common problem for those on a diet or those who have a history of overeating.
However, if you finally reach your ultimate weight goal and are now looking for ways to celebrate it without food then we’re here to guide you.
We eat food to celebrate, but what if you want to celebrate, have a blast and not ruin your clean eating habits or diet? Celebrating reaching your ultimate weight goal with food sort of beats the point. In this case, you’d be gaining back a big amount of weight overnight and throwing all of your progress out of the window.
You may even awaken your taste for sugary or sweet foods and be eating junk for the rest of the week or month! It is possible to celebrate without eating food, and today we will offer you multiple ways to do just that.
Ways to celebrate without eating food:
1- celebrate with others while staying away from bad food:
There are many ways to do so. One way is to have a non-food celebration, such as a party with balloons, your loved ones and a board game to play in group.
You can even have all of the snacks and food laid in one room of the house for your guests and all you’ll have to do is deny yourself access to that room.
You could even choose to celebrate around the time you usually have your lunch and bring a plate full with your food of choice or diet food to enjoy. You can do that while the others feast on a different type of food, so that you all eat together and enjoy each other’s company without feeling deprived.
2- Go for a walk:
It is possible to celebrate without eating food. One way is to eat a healthy meal and then do something else, such as going for a walk or doing an activity that you enjoy.
In order to enjoy a celebration without eating food, you have to be creative and think outside the box. For example, if you prefer something different that going for a walk, you ride a bike and go for a short session of exploration of a new area in your neighbourhood that you’ve not been to before.
You could go for a walk with other people too and enjoy the beauty of nature and a fresh breeze collectively. If you go alone though; think about how far you’ve come and how great your progress is. Pat yourself on the back for it, be proud and make a promise to yourself to maintain your fitness and look after your health more.
3-Celebrate with non-edible gifts:
Rewards are often given to children for good behaviour. Adults, however, often do not give themselves the same luxury. You need to find things you love or would like to own and reward yourself with them when you reach a small goal you set for yourself or a new little victory. This is part of self-love and acts as a great incentive to make you put in the hard work to reach your short-term dreams.
You can choose when to offer yourself non-edible gifts, such as a scented candle or a book you’ve been wanting to read.
Rewards are an important motivation for the human psyche and have been used for centuries as a way of encouraging people to do what is needed.
There are many different types of rewards that people can give themselves, from materialistic possessions to other activities. Some people like to go to the movies or get a massage as a reward for themselves. Others might like to buy themselves something they’ve been wanting for a long time.
4- Take interest in a new hobby:
People in today’s society are more conscious about their weight and what they eat. Some people might decide to take up a new hobby or find an activity that fills up their free time and makes them learn new skills or keep them entertained away from cravings and overeating which are things one can resort to when bored.
It’s a good idea to have a hobby that doesn’t revolve around food. For example, if you love art, you could pick up drawing or painting. If you love music, try playing an instrument or singing in a choir.
Hobbies are a great way to get out of the house and meet new people. For example, you can try starting a new hobby such as gardening, drawing, or photography.
Check out our article about hobbies for introverts.
The following are some ideas on how you can celebrate without eating food:
-Taking a bubble bath.
-Doing something creative like painting or writing poetry.
– Take a walk with your friends.
– Buy yourself a small gift with the money that you would have spent on food.
– Watch your favourite movie or TV show.
– Get a manicure or pedicure.
– Go to the spa for a massage or facial.
– Get your hair done.
– Buy yourself flowers.
– Go to the movies.
– Buy new clothes in your size.
The idea of self-care is a pretty new concept. Historically, the only way to care for oneself was to eat. This is why we have phrases or concepts: like “cookie points” or “you look like you could use a cookie”, which indicates that we rely on food too much to show appreciation or celebrate good occasions or hard work.
In the end, food should only be taught of as means to survive and stay fit, strong and healthy especially for people who have a history of overeating, binge-eating and other similar issues.
Now there are many more ways to take care of ourselves other than just eating. There are many different types of rewards that we can give ourselves. Some people find that they don’t need to think of food as one of the pleasures of life anymore but as a thing that helps them stay healthy and fit.