Avoid Overeating at Parties

You may be successful in creating healthy options in your diet while at home. The problem, however, is when you take your eating habit outside as you celebrate parties with friends. In front of you lies a table filled with rows of different appetizers, entrees, desserts, and all sorts of food temptation. Bear in mind that when celebrating, you do not have to overindulge. Follow these simple tips to have a fitter you even during times of partying.

Let the finger foods pass

Hors d’oeuvres come around a lot, and you do not just grab and munch on everything that you see. Let those finger foods pass your way, see what is being served, and then have a bite of what you like the most.

Limit your alcohol intake

Your resistance towards alcohol may be strong at first, but once you down a mug, your inhibitions are lowered and you may end up asking for another bottle or shot. Remember that these alcoholic drinks are not calorie-free, and it is even healthier to drink water or other calorie-free drinks. Also, never attempt to combine alcohol with caffeine as the latter speeds up the metabolic rate of alcohol, therefore masking its effects.

Eat before leaving

Eat a simple meal like a hard-boiled egg and an apple, a slice of turkey, or banana with a tablespoon of peanut butter, before attending a party. The protein would fill you up with several calories, and you would end up less likely binging.

Choose what you eat

You cannot eat everything on the table, even if it is a piece of appetizer, a salad, an entrée, or a dessert. Appetizers alone could go as much as 400 calories, an equivalent to your dinner.

Keep track of what you eat

Never give in to mindless eating. Avoid making conversations as you eat. You may not realize how many calories you are eating.

Share your desserts

If you feel tempted to take a slice of delectable dessert, share that slice with someone else. You end up eating less and taking lesser damage.

Eat in a smaller plate

With a smaller serving portion, you put smaller versions of party foods to your plate. However, if anything smaller than a plate is the size of a saucer, it could be better if you simply satisfy yourself to just a round of food.