3 Healthy Habits for Your Holiday Parties
By Virginia Laird
With only a few short weeks until Thanksgiving, you are sure to begin the annual holiday party routine. For many, this can include more than a handful of parties. Each of these gatherings are sure to include a load of unhealthy foods. Although avoiding all the tempting goodies can prove to be an impossible feat, there are a few things you can do to help curb your consumption, including:
- Avoid parking near the buffet
- Eat a healthy snack before you go
- Bring a healthy treat to share
Avoid Parking Near the Buffet
While there will be plenty of food lining the buffet at your party, this is not the best place to hang out. Rather, health and wellness experts suggest that you should fill your plate and visit with friends elsewhere at the party. Not only is it suggested that you avoid sitting near the buffet, these experts suggest it is also wise to make only one trip to it. Making it a habit to load your plate more than once can be a cause of weight gain.
Eat a Healthy Snack Before You Go
Although you are probably looking forward to the variety of holiday food which will surely litter the buffet at the party, experts advise it is best to eat a healthy snack prior to arriving at the party. Light snacks can include veggies and hummus, fruit, or another low calorie option. Research suggests that eating light can help you avoid overconsuming all the junk you will certainly come face to face with while at your party.
Bring a Healthy Treat to Share
The holiday season offers little in the way of healthy treats. Health and wellness experts admit that healthy eating can prove to be difficult throughout the holidays. For this reason these professionals suggest it is wise bring a healthy treat to share when you attend your party. Providing a healthy snack can help keep you on your healthy eating path. Before you show up to the party with a dish to share in hand, make sure you ask the host or hostess if bringing something is acceptable.
Following the advice of these professionals, you are ready to head to your parties knowing you can handle the never-ending array of sweets and treats without overeating. Now start planning your party schedule today!
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