Monday, October 6, 2008

The Holidays are coming....

I feel like it is pretty simple to eat healthy foods when you have a rutine and eat at home but it is harder when you go to social events or are out of your normal environment. With the Holidays coming this gets difficult with so many social things. Here are some tips to stay healthy and not gain weight through the holidays....

1. Eat before you go. This was by far the most popular tip, and probably the most useful. Fill up on healthy foods at home.
2. Place limits. Try a 2 plate limit, and a 2 drink limit.
3. Plan ahead. Find out the menu ahead of time and make healthy choices, before you go.
4. Drink lots of water and eat fruits and veggies. You can eat as many veggies as you want without consuming many calories. Just avoid dipping sauces and dressings.
5. Have a big salad before the main course. Again, avoid too much dressing, and go for the lighter dressings.
6. Log what you eat, so you’ll be more aware of it.
7. Bring your own. If it’s a potluck-style gathering, cook something healthy and bring it with you. 8. Just try to eat healthy most of the week, and relax when you are at social gatherings.

What are your strategies for eating healthy (or not) when you’re out at social gatherings?

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