Going to a party this weekend? Try My Party Tips

“Renata, I’m invited to a party and I know there will be lots of temptations. Help!”

I know going to parties can be fun but also a challenging temptation… but only if you are not prepared!

So let’s enjoy the party, have fun, and relax without any after-party “guilt syndrome” with my Party Tips.

1. Start your day by drinking at least 16 ounces of room temperature water with lemon in the morning. This simple step can boost your metabolism by 24% all day long!

2. Don’t skip your breakfast or lunch because you are going to eat at the party. This step sounds easy but is crucial! Having a healthy breakfast and lunch will actually help you avoid overeating later.

3. Make sure you drink plenty of water all day long. Our body often mistakes dehydration for hunger.

4. Before you go to a party, eat a small meal serving of your favorite fruit, a salad or a smoothie. There is nothing worse than arriving at the party so hungry that all vestiges of self-control are a distant memory.

5. Alcohol is a willpower killer. Limit cocktails by having sparkling water and lime (which still looks like a cocktail) between your drinks. Alcohol can stimulate your appetite and cloud your judgment on how much food you’re putting on your plate.

6. Enjoy 3 drinks a week, not 3 drinks each day! Try to avoid: beer, dark liquors, and mixers like tonic, soda, diet soda, and juice. They are filled with sugar and artificial sweeteners, which add calories to the alcohol you are consuming. Stick to organic white, red, and sparkling wine when possible.

7. Start with a healthy appetizer. A small portion of an appetizer may keep you from overeating on more fatty, calorie dense foods later. When the main course arrives ask yourself the question:  “How hungry am I? Do I really need a burger, a steak, and a piece of chicken?

8. Say no politely. Many times you feel forced to eat foods because people keep putting them in front of you. Learn to say no politely, such as “No, thank you. I’ve had enough. Everything was delicious” or “I couldn’t eat another bite. Everything tasted wonderful”. You’ll find saying “no” isn’t so hard to do after all.

9. Celebrate fun, family and friends not the food. Socialize with your friends and don’t let food have the spotlight!

Now, print My Party Tips and post one copy on your refrigerator and have one copy in your bag and… IMPLEMENT!

Have a great time at your parties and I’ll “see” you soon.

Love,

Renata

Renata Petecka-Orr

Health, Wellness and Beauty Expert
The Founder & Owner of: LaDolceVitaNutrition.com

 

Renata Orr

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