Hosting a Holiday Party?
During the month of December I am seeing numerous clients who are either hosting or attending a holiday party. And of course, we know that this often entails drinking and being merry. Similarly, the reality is that there will be an over abundance of food during this time of celebration. However, these gatherings may correspondingly lead to feelings of gluttony and guilt.Is it possible to host a holiday party healthfully? YES! Find out how! Click To Tweet
This article is dedicated to those who wonder if they can host a holiday party healthfully while they themselves are trying to follow a ‘healthy diet’. The answer is an astounding YES!
Here are some tips for you, the holiday host or hostess:
1. Smaller serving plates:
Scientifically, we know that people will put more food on a larger plate and consequently eat more. So help your guests eat less by offering smaller serving dishes.
2. Veggie trays and lots of them!
3. Cut sandwiches or meal portions into smaller sizes
4. Jugs of water available
Again, you want to encourage water consumption to slow down the amount of caloric beverages consumed (eggnog, alcohol, juice etc.). Presentation is key. A beautiful jug of water with fancy ice cubes with lemon wedges will be very alluring to your guests to keep them hydrated
5. Avoid keeping conversation centred around the food
Instead, place food to the side so your guests can re-fill their plate as desired.
These are small, very subtle tricks that are healthful ways to decrease total caloric intake. Remember that most of our holiday feasting is mindlessly encouraged by small, subtle environmental cues or visual prompts. I am sure your guests will be happy if they consume even 200 fewer calories in an evening at your place courtesy of these suggestions 🙂Most of our holiday feasting is mindlessly encourages by small, subtle cues! Follow these tricks to consume fewer calories and enjoy the holiday! Click To Tweet