How to Enjoy Holiday Parties Without Sacrificing Progress
Holiday parties are in full swing, and that means all the treats and festive holiday beverages are going to be readily available everywhere we look. Instead of fearing your next gathering, follow the tips below and enjoy yourself!
Many people make the mistake of not eating leading up to an event occurring later in the day. They may think that by restricting their food intake during the day of their event, they will save calories, but really that will just leave them feeling super hungry and cause you to overeat. Instead of fasting all day, try eating smaller, balanced meals and go to your event feeling content versus starving.
Bring a Dish
If you are worried about not having healthy options, bring your own dish! I always like to bring something to share with my friends and family; this allows me to show off my cooking skills and have something on the table that I know will make me feel good.
Hydrate Between Drinks
Alcohol and holiday drinks have a lot of added sugar and those calories can add up quickly! Consider drinking a glass of water before every alcoholic drink.
Protein is key for fat loss and helps you to feel full. Try to incorporate protein on your plate before going for the sweets.
The holidays only come around once a year, so indulging a bit is not going to stunt all your progress. Try not to stress and allow yourself to be present and enjoy yourself!
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