Amman, December 10, 2018
by Yasmeen Shawwa

10 Ways To Avoid Over-Eating At Parties This Season

It’s Holiday season!!! What comes to mind primarily are the countless cocktail parties and holiday festive feasts this time of year, and as the obligations and preparations begin to pile up on our lists we end up totally immersed and naturally steer away from focusing on our health/ fitness.. We’re usually surrounded by irresistible temptations and although end of year celebrations call for indulging, we all dread one thing; the morning after the night before!!! Fortunately we have a few tricks up our sleeve to avoid overeating and prevent total diet derailment—and still enjoy it during the holiday season…

Happy holidays everyone!!

1 || Double-up On Drinks

It’s definitely time to consider drinking wisely.. Alternating between a hydrating drink and an alcoholic one will prevent dehydration and hangovers.. Cheers!

2 || Stand Up

At a cocktail party/ dinner snacks are usually served at a buffet, get your plate, then step away from the food table but stay on your feet.. This helps with digestion, makes it harder to keep piling food on your plate, and burns calories as well..

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3 || Pop A Breath Mint

This actually works! After a meal, get your mind off the food. Try popping in a piece of gum or a breath mint. It’s like brushing your teeth, so you won't be tempted to ruin your fresh breath with another piece of pecan pie..

4 || Never Skip Your Meals

Just like any normal day, never save your appetite for a big feast later that day.. You will end up overeating.. Instead try to include lots of fiber by eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Fiber-rich foods are high in volume and will satisfy hunger, but are lower in calories.

5 || Strategize To Avoid Overeating

Keep these effective tips rolling in your mind..

Use a smaller plate and put less food.. Also, start by filling your plate with vegetables and salad before going to the entrees and desserts. Always eat slowly and savor every bite. Lastly, wait 10 minutes before you reach out for more food, chances will be you are already content!

6 || Master The Art Of Saying ‘No Thanks!’

Stand your ground! No one wants to offend a hospitable host. At the same time, you don’t want to overeat. Savor every bite, practice what you will say to express your appreciation for the abundance of tasty treats, but stick firm to your personal limits.

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7 || Last but Not Least…

Enjoy it!!!

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