If you’re heading to a holiday party, keep these tips in mind to help enjoy yourself without overdoing it.
- Focus on the vegetable-dense dishes. Generally, these will be higher in nutrients and fiber, which is a big win when it comes to your overall health.
- Try to slow down and savor what you are eating. Grabbing a few items from the buffet and walking to the other side of the room to enjoy each bite will help curb the tendency to continuously graze.
- If you are going to imbibe, have a glass of water after every alcoholic drink. This will reduce your alcohol intake and keep you hydrated.
- Finally, lose the guilt. If balance and moderation are your usual guides, it’s okay to indulge once in a while!
This excerpt was originally published in the December 2019 issue of delicious living as part of the article titled “Host a Healthy Cocktail Party.”