Thursday, October 25, 2012

31 Days of Fit- Survive Holiday Parties

Tis the season for lots of Holiday parties, which are kind of a recipe for disaster for the heath conscious.   They are undoubtably filled with calorie stuffed goodies that make you nostalgic, and are notorious for not having many healthy options.

Such is the reality of the holidays, but with a little planning (and SELF CONTROL) you can beat it!

The first step is to ask the hostess what food will be there. If you know what will be offered, you can plan around that. If it is potluck style, you have a great opportunity to bring something you know you can have! Its also fun to introduce fun and low calorie favorites to your friends and family.

Worst case scenario and there will be nothing (if not very little) that you can enjoy without wrecking your week, eat before you go. Eat something you like that will fill you up, within you allotted calories (or points) and don't go hungry. Munch on things that are 0 points (fruits and most veggies) so you don't feel left out, and if there is a family favorite you, have some. But just have some, like a couple spoon fulls, not a TON. With things I don't really know the exact point count, I count a point a bite for things that seem reasonably healthy, and up to 3 points a bite for things I know are bad.

So there you have it. Bring a dish, much on veggies, eat before hand, and if you just have to, have a little.

Good luck out there!!

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