New Year is round the corner and it’s party time! But it’s also followed by regret the next day because our calorie conscience goes for a toss on these occasions. Such social occasions are dominated and revolve around food and alcohol. We are a bunch of people who like to eat and make no apologies for it. But don’t let end-of-the-year parties ruin your dietary regime.
Here are ten tips to keep your inner glutton at bay:
- Never attend a party on an empty stomach. Just before you leave your house, bite into a juicy apple or have a bowl of oats. These should keep you going for at least 3-4 hours.
- Attending the party with a friend/relative? Take them into confidence; share your weight loss goal. Ask them to keep a watch on you and give you timely reminders not to binge.
- If you are someone who likes their starters, stick to it. Make it your main course.
- If it’s a buffet before you stand in the queue ask for the menu and plan what to eat. This will stop you from tasting everything.
- Ditch the huge plates; opt for the dessert plate instead. Serve yourself only small servings of things you’ve decided to eat.
- Once you’ve picked what you wanted, pick a corner and eat in peace. Pay attention to what you eat. If people persist you socialize let them know you’ll join them in a bit.
- Eat with proper etiquette. If the occasion dictates, use a fork and knife. It’s harder to be glutton if you eat like a normal human being.
- Just because there is free alcohol doesn’t mean you drink till you drop. Drink judiciously. You don’t want to make a fool of yourself. Have a glass of water between drinks.
- Take small portions for dessert. Even if it’s ice-cream remember those calories count.
- Remember just because the host urges you to eat doesn’t mean you have to. Learn to say no politely but firmly.
Just follow these ten party commandments and your waistline will have everyone green with envy. It’s party time!
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