Summer is coming. That means staff parties, family get togethers, friends having barbecues and pool parties. How do you keep on track when there is so much temptation haunting you like a bad summer camp movie? Here are a few tips for you to consider this year:
1. Hit the gym
Just because Summer is here, does not mean you should take a break from the gym. You should definately continue hitting the gym, especially if you are going to be having extra goodies.
2. Eat before going to a party
This helps because if you fill up with healthy food at home, chances are that you will eat less at the party. If you are too full to eat, you will be less likely to pick at bad food. Hopefully you can save yourself from some nasty calories.
3. Have a small treat
Sure you can have a treat, but keep it to a minimum. Have one cookie, not the whole plate full. Keep yourself occupied and socialize, and stay away from the buffet table.
4. Make healthier choices
Try to fill your plate with fruit and veggies and drink lots of water. You can still eat, just try to fill up on the heathy foods first.
5. Keep your hands busy
If you have one hand with a plate of healthy food and your other hand with a glass of water, it's going to be difficult to reach for anything else.
6. Pick low calorie drinks
If you decide to drink alcohol, try to pick something lower in calories like vodka soda, or a white wine spritzer. These drinks are usually around 80 calories compared to a beer which some can be up to 200 calories. Some summer favorites like a margarita, although refreshing, can be up to a whopping 600 calories depending on the size of the drink. That's a whole meal!
No one is perfect, and no one expects anyone to be perfect. We all have our little favorite cheats and treats. The thing to remember is food is just food and try to use portion control and willpower as best as possible.