Don’t overdo it at parties
Tips to help you stay on the path of good health
IT’S all too easy to overindulge in food and drink at parties, but there are things you can do to make sure you don’t stray too f ar off the p ath of g ood health.
“In a p arty atmospher e w e oft en throw the rule book out the windwo and treat ourselves more than usual,” said Lori Rosenthal, a dietitian in New York.
“Even the mos t disciplined can let their guard down, filling up on oodf and drink and doing thing s that the y later wish the y hadn’ t.” TIPS F OR HOLID AY P ARTYGOERS Before the part y Eating a healthy snack before you leave home will help limit ho w much highcalorie food you eat at a party. Drinking water or other nonalcoholic beverages before can also reduce your desire to eat and drink a lot at a p arty. Look at the f ood options Check out the f ood options at a p arty and choose wisely. Use a smaller plat e to keep your portion sizes down. Standing away from the food table will reduce your snacking . The drink s Having a glas s of w ater between each alcoholic drink will help limit the alcohol’s eff ect. Sip c ocktails slo wly. Keep track of ho w man y drink s y ou ha ve. After the par ty Drinking water the morning after a party can help a headache and it c ounteracts the high salt levels in party foods.
Fruits such as b ananas and mang os help r eplace electr olytes. — Health24.
Finger f oods, p astries, oil y snack s and f oods with a high sal t c ontent ar e common at p arties. Go e asy at the snack tabl e and be c autious o f what you e at during the f estive s eason.