1. Drink plenty of water
Drinking water will both hydrate you and fill you up, which will help you eat less food during a party. It’s important to remember that people often mistake thirst for hunger and eat before having a glass of water. Always make sure to have a glass of water before you eat.
2. Skip the alcohol
If you have a hard time limiting yourself to just one drink, avoid having any alcoholic drinks at all. The calories will really add up with every additional drink you enjoy. If you do want to enjoy a drink, don’t guzzle it. Sip on it instead and enjoy it for longer. Be careful about drinking sodas as well. Too much of anything isn’t good for your diet. Water should be your number one drink of choice.
3. Don’t arrive hungry
Youmight think it’s a good idea to eat very light or eat nothing at all before you attend a party, but that’s actually the worst mistake you can make. By the time you arrive at the party you’re going to feel famished. Everything you lay eyes on will tempt you and probably win. You’d never go grocery shopping when you’re hungry, so never go to a party hungry either. Your breakfast should definitely be nutritious.
4. Load up on fruits and veggie
Filling your plate with fruits and veggies is a fabulous way to stick to your diet during a party. It’s important to allow yourself little treats though. Just make sure they are actually little. Take a thin slice of cake or share with your spouse or friend. Instead of having three tarts, eat just one.
5. Eat slowly
Your body can’t register when it’s full for at least 20 minutes, so eat slowly. If you rush through a plate of food in a few minutes, you’re going to think you’re still hungry and head back for more. Focus on eating slowly and chewing your food well to help aid digestion.
6. Don’t go back for seconds
It’s tempting to go back and get more food when it’s so delicious and beautifully decorated like cupcakes, but avoid doing this. You don’t want or need the extra calories. Also avoid grazing. Don’t pass by the food or snack table often, picking up a cracker here or a bite-sized brownie there. The calories will add up and one intense workout won’t help you.