Tips to Avoid Overeating at Parties
According to the National Institutes of Health, most Americans never lose the weight they gain during holidays, parties, and social gatherings. The pounds add up year after year, which makes social weight gain an important factor in adult obesity. While weight management may not be easy when the options for food are endless during party season, there are some tips you can use to help you avoid overindulgence.
- Never Arrive Hungry
Planning ahead can help you maintain discipline and avoid overeating in the face of temptation. Try to have a nutritious snack beforehand. If you do arrive hungry, then drink some water to fill up before filling your plate.
- Pace Yourself
Chewing more slowly will help to fill you up with less food, rather than cramming in as much as you can initially and chewing faster. In order to eat a more leisurely pace, it may be helpful to put your fork down between each bite.
- Limit Alcohol
Avoiding drinking too much alcohol at parties can save you from unnecessary calories.
- Staying Active and Walk it Off
Instead of lounging on the couch, maybe consider going for a walk with your family and burn some extra calories while you are at it.
- Be Selective When Choosing Sweet Treats
Limit your sweet indulgences to small portions. Some people may find it helpful to just sample a tiny bite of various sweet items, but also be careful if you are the type who cannot stop at one bite.
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