When the holidays and the holiday parties arrive something happens to our common sense and we just throw it out the window. Do you know what I mean?
For instance, you are driving to a party and you keep telling yourself you will just get a spoonful of everything to eat. Sounds like a plan. Then you walk in, sit down to eat and your plate is piled high and over flowing with food!! What the hell just happened to my plan? I totally get it!
So, today I am going to share tips to keep you from going over board and feeling miserable. Plus, put some sense back into your brain.
* Take a tablespoon of everything. This way you can try everything without feeling completely stuffed or guilty for eating so much. Sample everything with just a spoonful.
* Start with vegetables and salads. You will start off healthy and feel good about your choices and the bonus….. You will fill up and won’t be able to eat as much of the not so healthy stuff. WINNING!!
* Bring your own healthy dish. This way you KNOW you will at least have one dish that will be healthy. Even if nothing else on the table is. You can count on yourself to provide that one healthy item.
* If getting just a spoonful of everything is impossible for you then use a smaller plate. Yep, use a dessert plate instead of a full-size plate. This way you will get less on your plate. But, you will feel like it is a lot because the smaller plate will LOOK full. This is a little trick I use all the time.
* When you are mingling make sure you stay away from the food table and bar. If you are standing close to the dessert table, you may want to “graze” try some of this and try some of that. Just picking because you are looking at it.
The open bar could also be a hazard. When someone you know comes for a drink they may offer to get you one as well. Maybe, you feel obligated to accept the offer. Before, you know it you have had three drinks when you really, just wanted one.
* Wait at least 10 minutes before going back for your second plate of food. Give your body time to digest what you just ate. If you are still hungry after that then you can head back for more. 10 minutes gives your body time to settle and your head to clear from all the food overload.
Be aware of what you are eating and how much you are eating. Understand that this time of year is so overwhelming but, eating doesn’t have to be. Enjoy the time you have with family and friends and enjoy the food but, remember to keep your head about it.
Have questions about getting healthy and staying healthy? Feel free to contact me.
P.S. I am also offering a cooking class on December 9th at noon. Rainbow Blossom 3608 Springhurst Blvd.
I am making DESSERTS you won’t feel guilty about. You will get to sample all that I am making, and you will also, receive the recipes. This class has a $10 registration fee. So, pre-register right here on my website.
Much love and great success