Parties. They’re SOOO much fun, and yet so quick to throw us COMPLETELY off track. Full of tasty appetizers, yummy drinks (not to mention those high-calorie alcoholic ones that are often available), and great conversation in which we tend to get lost while munching away.
From the moment we walk into a party, our paths are lined with temptation and yes… even… DIET-SABATOGERS. You know… those people who actually encourage you to let it all go and to just have fun. OH MY!
So what do you do? Just how DO you avoid these diet-sabotaging traps which cause you to fall completely off the wagon and yet still allow yourself to really have a little fun? (Cuz, C’mon! What’s life without having some fun! And yes… even allowing ourselves some treats?)
Are you ready for the Holidays? Christmas and Thanksgiving are just around the corner. Do you have a plan in place to allow you to enjoy some treats, but keep off those extra holiday pounds?
Between Christmas parties, Christmas dinner, leftovers, Christmas cookies, egg nog, etc… the fact is that 75% of annual weight gain takes place during holidays.
I’m not saying that we can’t have FUN during the holidays, but I AM saying that we can make the committment to celebrate with MODERATION and BALANCE. The key is to not allow ourselves to view this committment as self-denial, but as a way to really enjoy the indulgences without packing on the pounds.