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Potluck Anxiety

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Beth

    I do like potlucks but totally hear you on being afraid of overeating and not sure what is in stuff. I usually approach it the same way I would a normal buffet – walk around and see what there is, and then go back and pick out some of each of what I want. I try not to go back for seconds but it is HARD. Also, I always try to bring something that I love thats healthy so I know I can stock up on that and just have some tastes of the other maybe less-healthy things.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      I do that too…I bring something healthy I know I can eat. šŸ™‚

  2. Kellie

    If I know there is going to be a potluck I plan in advance. I leave that day for more of a “cheat day” so I can enjoy and not worry. The dessert table is my weakness.

  3. Lisa @bakebikeblog

    Potlucks can certainly be hard – particularly with my wheat allergy. I always make sure to take a healthy dish that I can eat – so if there is nothing else I can at least eat that….

  4. Angela

    Ah food days – we have these 4 times a year at work but never quite that spread. We usually have a theme too and it helps that a lot of people are trying to eat healthy in my office. I’ve come to terms with it though and decided, 4x a year, I’m going to just go with the flow and enjoy the day. Sadly, I’m the worst in bringing food because I love to bake so I usually bring cookies and let the boys eat them.

  5. Miz

    SO MANY DAYS when I lament working from home I recall the days of potlucks and birthday celebrations.
    I didnt mind when it was stuff I ADORED (happy to indulge in moderation –especially with the cake :)) it was the stuff I didnt love (hello carrot cake!) that people would presss presss preessss on me and usually Id cave and eat.


  6. Christie {Honoring Health}

    I’m honestly not a fan of potlucks. Not because of the calories or anything like that but because I am kind of anal about hands being washed and all that.

    1. hundredtenpounds

      That makes sense to me!! But I have OCD and germ issues… šŸ˜‰

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