Tips to Not Overdue a Holiday Party

24 Dec

Christmas is just around the corner and this is where every one indulges. Where this indulgence ends depends on will power and how delicious Aunt Susie’s cookies look.

Tips and Tricks

1. Never go hungry. This is really important. I don’t believe in skipping meals. Always eat breakfast, even if it is a small bowl of ceral. Don’t think if you have a small breakfast and lunch you can counter balance a big dinner. It doesn’t work like that. Because you burn more energy during the day than when your asleep, you need more calories. If you have a nutritious breakfast like a omlet and for lunch a salad with chicken and some fruit, your good to go.

2. Avoid the kitchen. I know it’s hard and I bet people mingle there often. Try and mingle with the other family members in the other rooms of the house. Play some pool or darts downstairs inbetween dinner and presents.

3. Eat slowly. This tip really works for me. But to do it right you have to slow it down so you can count 5 bites and then swallow. Tedious but it will help you from eating extra servings.

4. Drink water. I usually drink water with every meal but my dad likes to use sparkling water with lime. He says water is boring.

5. If you are going to indulge yourself, do it. Don’t eat the small cookie and a heshery kiss and then eat what you were really looking for, a slice of pumpkin pie. Know what you want to indulge on. Savor it and only have one serving. The best solution is settling on fruit. But I don’t usually do that either.

6. Exercise. Before and after the holidays mix in some cardio and strength to equal it out. I recommend if your a girl. She is a volleyball player/model. Look under fitness, then train 360 system, then train 360 weekly plans.

Holiday Foods

  • Roasted Turkey – 6 oz mixed meat, untrimmed:
350 calories
  • 1 cup stuffing:
340 calories
  • 3/4 cup turkey gravy
375 calories
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes:
240 calories
  • 3/4 cup candied sweet potatoes:
365 calories
  • 1 cup green bean casserole (one of my favorites)
180 calories
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce:
210 calories
  • 1 roll with butter:
120 calories
  • 2 glasses wine, punch or cider:
200-250 calories
  • 1 slice pumpkin pie with whipped cream:
500 calories
  • 1 slice pecan pie:
500 calories
  • 1 cup Egg Nog:
400 calories
  • 1 serving (3.5 oz) peanut brittle:
485 calories
  • Lindt chocolate truffle ball:
80-90 calories
  • 2 shots (3 fl oz) liqueur:
300 calories
  • 2 small shortbread cookies (1.2 oz)(mmmm…cookie)
120 calories
  • 2 small pieces fudge (1.2 oz):

140 calories

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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Uncategorized


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