- Don't go to a party hungry - this will cause you to make poor choices and pile too much food on your plate. Be sure to eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch that day to avoid overeating at the party. If the party starts late, have a healthy snack prior to attending to hold you over until the main course arrives.
- Choose your cheat - instead of going crazy and having wine, pasta, bread, and dessert, just pick one!
- Limit high fat items - party food is usually high in fat since there is always something that contains mayo or sour cream. By avoiding the high fat items, you will keep your calories in check for the day.
- Watch your portions - Go for smaller portions and take more if you are still hungry. Consider sharing a meal if the portions are large.
- Limit your alcohol and caffeine intake. Many of the holiday drinks have "empty calories", calories that don't fill you up. In fact, some margaritas have almost 700 calories in one serving. Try a dry wine, bloody mary or something with a diet mixer to keep the calories down. You can always enjoy a glass a sparkling water with a lemon or lime in between your cocktails to keep the calorie count down as well.
- Drink plenty of water since alcohol and coffee can dehydrate your body.
- Remember...everything in moderation!
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