Stay Healthy at Holiday Parties

Oh, don’t you just love this time of year? True, our schedules are unbelievably busy, but intertwined within the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties and get-togethers, there’s the most amazing food imaginable.

Most of these seasonal delicacies are once-a-year goodies; so, when you think about it like that, it’s completely ok to overindulge, right? Well, that may not be the best strategy.

Admittedly, there’s the initial oh-my-goodness this is absolutely divine feeling we all experience when devouring the mouthwatering, tasty treats of the season. But what about afterwards? Make way for feeling sluggish, puffy and maybe even a bit grumpy. Urgh, no one wants that.

The good news is we can absolutely enjoy once-a-year delectable goodies without the unwanted and not-so-pleasant side effects of excess. Here are some handy and easy-to-do tips from Mr. Appliance’s that will help you stay peppy, puff-free and Pollyanna happy while still having fun at holiday parties.

Pre-Party

  • Don’t go to a party on an empty stomach.
  • Eat a high-protein snack before you head out to the party: Greek yogurt, handful of nuts, string cheese, or even a boiled egg.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Keep up your exercise routine.

At-Party

  • Be picky and choose your favorite goodies instead of noshing on everything.
  • Fill half of your plate with high-fiber fruits and veggies.
  • Step away from the buffet table.
  • Watch portion sizes.
  • Avoid too many cocktails, sodas or juice drinks that are loaded with empty calories.

Post-Party

  • Keep up your exercise routine.
  • Don’t beat yourself up if you do overeat.
  • Get back to regular, daily routine.

If you have some other tips that help you from over-doing-it at holiday parties, let us know. We hope you have a fabulously happy and healthy holiday season!

Categories: Holidays

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