Excerpt from Get Fit To Go: Motivation to Exercise and Get Healthy!
Keep Pounds at Bay While Socializing
Dining out with friends or attending social and holiday functions is a reason to eat, drink and be merry. Who can resist? With extra food onsumption and late hours spent socializing we may be taking in excessive amounts of calories and exercising less.
Think of all of those extra calories we consume while we absentmindedly munch on chips as we chat with friends and loved ones. Fill up on salads and raw veggies before trying the other foods. You will curb your appetite with healthier foods and eat less of the
fattening fare. Can’t resist the gourmet delights? You’re only human. Limit your quantity. If you are drinking alcoholic beverages try those that are less fattening, such as white wine and light beers.
Most caterers understand dietary concerns. When ordering a meal or planning your own affair ask for lighter foods. The meals can still be delicious and filling without being fattening and unhealthy. Save the calories for dessert, if that’s your pleasure.
Weddings, social events and holiday parties are not everyday affairs. The sights and smells of delicious foods are tempting. Bingeing will only lead to weight gain and discouragement. Have the strawberry shortcake, if you can’t resist, and make up for it by eating lighter for a few days before and after a fattening event.