1. Arrive at the event feeling satisfied.
tempting to save the calories for the bigger meal, skipping meals backfires and
results in consuming extra calories at holiday parties—far more than you would
have consumed had you eaten the previous meals. There is less room in your
stomach for extra junk when you’re stuffed with healthy fare. Plus, when you’re
full, you’re less likely to focus on food in the first place. Eat regular meals
and be sure to include veggies and fruits, which will prevent your stomach from
grumbling and keep your blood-sugar levels stable without adding too many
Alcohol increases hunger and
it lowers inhibitions. So it makes you
want to eat more while also caring less about doing it—plus it’s high in
calories. Swap every other drink with a non-caloric beverage. Start with
seltzer, iced green tea or water with lime to fill your stomach—and set limits
in advance regarding much alcohol you will drink.
Go for one small glass (5 ounces) of
wine (make it a wine spritzer by adding seltzer to thin out the calories even
more) or a light beer in a can or bottle (100 calories).For hard alcohol, a portion is 1-1/2 ounces, which is the size in a shot
glass and contains 120 calories, the same amount of calories in a 5-ounce glass
of wine. Many big wine glasses give you 10 ounces of wine, which is 250
calories. Mixed drinks are typically 250 calories or more.
3. Survey your options at the party before filling your
Think lean protein and veggies and pick only your
favorite foods instead of a bit of everything.
Traditional holiday carbs like mashed potatoes and rice pilaf are usually
loaded with oil and butter. Surprisingly, your carbohydrate best bet is often an
unbuttered dinner roll.
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