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3 Healthy Habits for Your Next Holiday Party

By Virginia Laird

Is there a holiday party in your future? If so, you may have a few concerns about losing sight of your health goals. Not to worry, health and wellness experts advise that there are plenty of things you can do which can help you stay on track, including:

  • Use a small plate for your diinner
  • Never sit next to the buffet
  • Don't go on an Empty Stomach

Use a Small Plate for Your Dinner

Health and wellness experts advise that heading to the buffet with a smaller plate is a great way to help limit your calories while enjoying your holiday party. Research suggests that no matter how large or small the plate may be, many will fill it to the brim. And most will never realize exactly how much he or she has consumed. While enjoying the party is a great plan, managing your health must be a top priority. Start today making the smaller plate your go-to for holiday buffets.

Never Sit Next to the Buffet

Another piece of advice these professionals provide is to avoid sitting near the buffet. Research suggests that those who park close to the buffet are more tempted to go back for seconds, and sometimes thirds. Health and wellness experts suggest it is wise to find a neutral area at the party to rest those feet and visit with friends. The next party you attend, make sure you identify a place far from the buffet for you to enjoy your time with your buddies.

Don't Go On an Empty Stomach

Health and wellness experts suggest that attending a holiday gathering on an empty stomach can be a recipe for disaster. Research provides enough evidence to believe that those who attend on an empty stomach are more likely to eat more than necessary. It is suggested that you snack lightly prior to attending your holiday party. This can help you avoid cravings, which can get you off track for your health goals. Your light snacks should consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as lean proteins. The next holiday party you attend, make sure you have done some light snacking prior to your arrival.

Now get your party clothes on and get ready to enjoy your holiday gatherings with those you love while keeping your health a top priority.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Melbourne, Fla.

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