Attending a social event or party doesn’t mean you have to abandon your healthy intentions. Try these tips:
- Eat a light snack before going – don’t arrive completely famished!
- Make a plan – if you know what will be available, decide which ones you really want vs. what you can live without
- Avoid recreational eating – make one plate of foods you really want, eat slowly, and savor every tasty bite – then pop a mint or gum or sip on water
- Choose beverages wisely – alcohol is high in calories