It may be daunting to start your weight loss journey at this time of year. Check out our top strategies to help you achieve your weight loss goals rather than allowing the silly season to take over.
Plan ahead: When going to a restaurant, choose your meal before you go.
Bring a plate to your event: Bring along a healthy platter so you know you can nibble on this.
Practise portion control: Fill up your plate with salad and vegetables first and then choose your protein and carb source. Go for a lower fat meat such as grilled chicken or fish.
Avoid going to events hungry: This will help you avoid overeating at the event
Alcohol: Limit your intake and choose low kilojoule drinks. Consider halving your alcoholic portion by mixing soda water and wine (wine spritzer) or light beer and diet lemonade (shandy). Alternate your alcoholic beverages with a glass of water or avoid alcohol altogether by being the designated driver.
Stay active: Combine your event with a game of basketball, cricket, lawn bowls, swimming or dancing. Get those steps up by offering to help with the set-up, catering or clean-up.
Allow yourself to enjoy an offer if you want to: Remember, your event is just one event and is not going to sabotage all the good choices you make around the event.
Send your guests home with the leftovers: When you host an event, usually you’re lumped with the leftovers. Instead of having them as a temptation, kindly send them home with your guests.
Balance the joy of eating with others with healthy choices: Focus on spending time with loved ones and friends and keeping yourself preoccupied.
Kate Save is the CEO and co-founder of Be Fit Food in Mornington. For more info, go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257)