Holiday Feasting

Heading out to a holiday party can be stressful if you want to stay on track with health and weight goals.  Before you go, develop a strategy. Here are some tips to follow to help you enjoy the experience.

Where there’s a buffet table, go around the whole buffet before filling your plate.  Be picky about what you eat and do fill up on vegetables and meats first. Take smaller servings of stuffing, potatoes and gravy. Skip casseroles, sauces, dressings and breads. Decide if you are going to have a dessert before you go. If you do, choose a fruit, or a reaonable portion of your favorite pie or cake. Start your meal with a bite of protein. It will help you feel fuller and even help you from getting cravings.

Before going after a second plate of food, wait 10 minutes to see how you feel.  Drink a glass or two of water. Let what you’ve already eaten catch up to you and you’re less likely to eat as much the second time around. Or maybe you will just skip the second trip.

If you drink, don’t have the Egg Nog, unless it is your dessert. If you drink, beer and wine have fewer calories than Egg Nog.  Be sure to have a bite of protein, glass of water, or flavored seltzer between alcoholic drinks.

Take a walk before or after the party and if there is music at the party, get out there on the dance floor.

Lastly, if you’re preparing the food, think healthy alternatives.  Think of the most important thing in your life when planning a meal, your family and friends.

Having an individualized meal plan from Metabolic Balance helps you prepare for social eating. You know what you can eat and how to plan a treat. Listen to what Jennie has to say

If you want to find out more, contact Myra.

Myra Nissen, CCH

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