How to Healthfully Navigate the Party Scene

December 12, 2012 | By | Comments (1)

party-appetizersNow that the holiday party season is upon us, the questions have started rolling in from friends and family about how to not gain those unwanted holiday pounds while still enjoying all the favorite treats of the season. It’s no secret that it does take a little discipline, and maybe an extra few minutes at the gym, but it is possible to have the best of both worlds—good food and drinks sans weight gain.

We dug in to share some of our favorite tips and tricks with you in our holiday video series. Make sure to check out these short videos for more ideas.

Holiday Party: Buffet Strategies

  • Don’t come to the party hungry.
  • Load up at least half of your plate with fruits and veggies first.
  • Enjoy small portions of indulgent foods.

Holiday Party:  Bar Strategies

  • Watch out for extra-large wine glasses.
  • Drink water between each alcoholic beverage.
  • Use calorie-free mixers.

Holiday Party: Dessert Strategies

  • Choose the most “nutritious” option (pumpkin pie vs chocolate cake)
  • “Sample” your dessert by choosing a smaller portion or sharing with a friend


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    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation
    but I find this topic to be actually something that I think I
    would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

    November 22, 2013 at 4:50 pm

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