This is sponsored content from BlogHer and The Laughing Cow.'Tis the season of family parties, office parties and church parties. Parties with friends and lots and lots of awesome food! Here are some tips on how to go to the parties but stay in control of your eating.
Just like in everyday day life, it all comes down to planning and preparation. For example:
Before the party or event:
*Eat a small, healthy snack (like Laughing Cow Cheese) to keep from being so hungry at the party that you want to eat everything in sight.
*Drink water before the party to make you feel more full.
*Set a limit of how many appetizers you will eat and stick to it! Choose whatever you want to eat, but stick to your limit.
*You may want to consider bringing a healthy option to share with others at the party. Maybe something like this:
Fruit for Dessert Fruit Dip
1 container of fat free or light whipped topping, thawed
2 containers of fat free or light raspberry yogurt
Just mix together and serve with fresh fruit.
At the party:
*Use a small plate at the buffet. Fill up on fruits and vegetables.
*Limit alcohol. There are lots of calories in those drinks, but they can also hinder your judgment. Drink club soda or water instead.
*Don't waste your calories on "okay" tasting food. Eat smaller portions of what really satisfies you.
*Make the focus on other people and great conversation instead of just the food. Speaking as a "foodie" this is difficult for me!
I hope these tip can help you over these next few weeks that will be full of temptation! Most importantly....Have a great holiday and enjoy your friends and family!
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