With Thanksgiving tomorrow and events coming up like class reunions and family parties, we want to make sure we are staying on top of our healthy eating! Everyone tends to struggle during these times, but I am here to help you out!! Check out some of my tips that won’t cause a food coma or a huge hangover in the morning.
~Eat before the event
I am not saying eat an entire meal so you aren’t hungry during your event, however if you eat something small like an apple before you go you will most likely eat less there. The fiber from the apple will help fill you up! When we are hungry we usually make poor choices, so eating something before will help guide you in the right direction to choose the healthier choice.
~Check out the food
Make sure to take a lap around the table and check out all the options of food available to you. This way you can make healthier choices instead of filling your plate only to find that your plate is full and you didn’t make such great choices.
~Veggies, Veggies, Veggies
I cannot stress enough to get those vegetables! Try to eat a small plate of carrots, broccoli, etc before you eat anything else.
We all know that alcohol is empty calories, however I want you to enjoy your event! Choose a red wine or clear liquor. Have a vodka and water or a vodka and club soda, throw in a few lemons and limes to get that citrus taste. Also, try and keep your drink limit to 2.
Drink a glass of water before, during and after your event. This will keep you hydrated! You all know how we preach that water is your best friend! Drown yourself in it.
~Focus on the event
Spend your time at your event catching up with family or if you are at a class reunion take time to reconnect with your old classmates. Focusing on doing this will help steer you clear of the food. Enjoy yourself, the music, people and ambiance.
~Position is key
If you are standing near the food or bar you will be tempted to keep picking at everything or getting drink after drink. If you position yourself away from both areas you are more than likely going to enjoy your time chatting than eating and drinking.
~Everyone loves dessert
I am one to be guilty of having a sweet tooth. When attending any event there is most likely going to be that dessert table, make sure to only have a few pieces. Choose wisely, enjoy those bites, but do not go back for seconds. If you still feel like you need more, try to drink a cup of coffee or tea to get rid of that feeling for the evening.