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Partying without the pounds

Christmas can really derail our health and fitness especially if we are looking at making some changes into the new year. There is no better time than now, so let me share with you 12 tips that can help you party this year without as the title of the blog suggest the pounds.

  1. Have a Breakfast: Start the day with a healthy breakfast. And that means you are not going to be starving by the time you get there.
  2. Don’t arrive hungry: Have a small snack to take the edge of your hunger. Remember its great to incorporate a snack that has a combination of protien, fats and carbohydrates. Celery sticks with homemade almond butter is one of my favourites.
  3. If you’re a provider: Plan your menus. Only buy and prepare as much food as you need. It’s all the left overs, and if you leave them out you’re more likely to eat them and have to clean them up for the next few days.
  4. Asl for support: Let people you know that you are eating healthy foods and ask that they don’t offer fatty or sugary treats. Good friends and family members will respect that;)
  5. Alcohol: When you get a little tipsy you can overindulge in the food too. So, set yourself a limit beforehand and stick to that planas much as possible.
  6. Pastry free: Adopt a pastry-free policy. By avoiding one of the most calorie laden foods, you’ll be ahead.
  7. Schedule Activity: Plan an activity before the party so you’ve burnt up calories in the advance.

There are so many practical tips and above are just a few. One thing I do want to finish up is this issue associated with guilt. Feeling guilty for slipping up only creates an even greater stress and burden onto us and we by effect are more likely to over eat. So be kind to yourself. Plan for the fact that you may overeat and establish a contigency plan. If you don’t have one make it up! Think about the types of contigency plans you’ve used in other areas of your life and use that as a model.