How would you like a cheat-sheet for getting through holiday parties without putting on a single pound? You're in luck, because below we have outlined 5 shortcuts to avoid gaining holiday party pounds.
Short Cut #1: Eat a sensible meal before the party.
You should always arrive at parties with a full stomach. We realize that this goes against the popular trend of starving yourself before a party, and that's exactly why most people gain weight. Since your stomach will be full, you'll have the clarity to pick and choose the treats that you really want, rather than stuffing yourself with everything in sight.
Short Cut #2: Bring a healthy dish to share.
Don't worry if the party that you're going to isn't a potluck - the hostess will love you, for being so thoughtful, and you'll have a healthy option to enjoy.
Short Cut #3: Never drink calories.
Do you realize how quickly calories add up? Alcoholic beverages and sweet holiday drinks are simply packed with calories. These calories don't take up much room in your stomach so you're left wide open for even more calories.
Your best strategy is to avoid these beverages altogether, and stick with water. Aim to drink 2-3 glasses of water at the party.
We're certainly not going to tell you that you shouldn't eat anything at the party. By all means, go and fill up your plate. But only once. Since you've already eaten a sensible meal before arriving, this rule is going to be easier to keep than you think.
Short Cut #5: Taste dessert, just a taste.
The holidays are all about sweet treats, so go ahead and partake. But just a taste. Look at desserts as something to savor, not something to fill up on. Since you ate a sensible meal before you came, then filled up your dinner plate once you're probably going to be pretty full at this point anyway.
That's it - all you need to know to not gain a single pound at holiday parties. But what about the rest of the year?
Wouldn't you love to make 2016 the year that you transform your body? To be given a clean bill of health from your doctor? To move and feel better? To be showered with compliments by family, friends and that special someone?
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