How to Enjoy Your Food in a Party Without Ruining Your Diet

Posted: October 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! 🦃

 

While it’s time to celebrate a long Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, these four (4) tips can apply to ANY occasion:

“How to Enjoy Your Food in a Party Without Ruining Your Diet.”

1. Skip the Liquid Calories.
Soda, fruit drinks, and other juices pack a good amount of calories that could go unnoticed. If you know that a feast will be served, then you’d rather skip the drinks and save the calorie space for a yummy meal!

2. Enjoy the Food First (before Alcohol).
I know that most of the time, the host will offer you a drink the moment you step in the door. But you might want to pass until you have had something to eat for one simple reason:
When you don’t have food in your stomach, the alcohol travels straight to your bloodstream.

And when  your body’s alcohol levels are up, it’s easier to lose control.
Research have shown that if you drink wine before eating, you are likely to consume 25% more food during the meal!

3. One Small Serving at a Time.
You know you’ll be pleasantly asked to get more food if the host starts to see some ceramic on your plate. So it’s better to start off with a small serving, then just go for one or two more small servings if you need to.

You probably heard some people suggest to ‘use a smaller plate‘ or even ‘use a smaller fork/spoon’ so that you consume smaller portions, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t work (who uses small plates and utensils in parties, anyway?)
By consciously scooping one small serving at a time, you become mindful and YOU take control of your consumption.

4. Socialize.
Take the time to talk to socialize and talk to people. This allows you to chew your food slower, digest, and let your brain process what’s happening in your stomach.

Did you know that it takes our brains up to 20 minutes to realize that we are ‘full’ from the time we first put the spoon in our mouths?

This is because it’s not until the food is properly broken down, digested in the stomach, and absorbed in the intestines that the gut sends a feedback to the brain to say ‘stop eating.’

Follow these four (4) easy-to-do tips so that you’ll leave confident and happy, instead of sad and guilty from breaking your diet!

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