4th of July Party Tips

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⭐️ Start the day off right with something healthy and protein rich. Breakfast can set the tone for the rest of your day.

πŸƒ Start your day with a workout, once again sets the tone for the rest of the day and makes you feel good!

🍲 If it is a potluck style party, bring something healthy that way you will have at least 1 healthy thing on your plate you are confident and comfortable with.

🍢 Drink water before, during and after. This will help not only keep you hydrated but fill up your stomach. Also holding a water bottle will help remind you not to drink those calories!

πŸ› First thing is fill your plate up with half veggies then use portion control on the other food you just want a little taste of.

πŸ• Before you even think about having seconds take a 10 min time-out. Walk away from the food tables, go talk with someone, give your stomach time to tell your brain that you are satisfied and full.

πŸ‘₯ Create an accountability buddy. Someone you trust that will help you stay on track and will remind you of your goals.

🍎 Never go into a party overly hungry or starving because you will most likely lose control and make poor choices. Have a small healthy snack 15min before hand to help you stay in control and on plan.

πŸ“Œ Create a plan for what you want to eat and drink. β€œI will only eat this...not that…” Set yourself up to succeed!

🍴 Remind yourself that the first 3 bites are the most satisfying to our taste buds. Anything that doesn’t taste good, THROW IT AWAY!! It is not worth it to waste your calories on bad not good food that you will only regret.

🚫 Don’t stand near the food for an extended amount of time. Keep away from temptations and target rich environment. Easier to say β€œNo” when it isn’t in front of you. Out of sight out of mind! Grab a bottle of water, walk around and mingle!!

πŸ”Š If there is a known food pusher (someone that pressures you into trying something or just one more bite person) that will be at the party have a statement ready to tell them, β€œNo thanks, I’m stuffed but it does look delicious” or whatever you feel comfortable with.

🍹 Be careful with those alcoholic beverages. They can have a ton of calories and they don’t make you feel full. They can also set you up to lose some control of making wise healthy choices while eating. Try to only drink alcohol after you have eaten, for every adult beverage make yourself drink 8-10oz of water. This will help slow you down, keep you full (your stomach can only hold so much) and help with hydration.

🏬 If the party will be at a restaurant, ask about what food will be served or go online before the party. Check out their menu and have a plan in place. When we are rushed we tend to stay in our comfort zone which can backfire with choosing healthy foods and making wise decisions.

πŸͺYou can enjoy a cookie, or two. But pick your absolute favorites and enjoy them for the treats that they are. Savor every bite!

🚩Create new traditions: Lead a walking group before the party, play a fun game together instead of everything being food based, have a contest who can create the healthiest version of a dish, etc.. be creative think outside the box.

πŸ’­ Remind yourself that one party or an occasional indulgence is not going to make or break your progress. If you slip-up just get right back on the track the next day, forgive yourself and learn from what happened so you can have a better plan in place next time. Progress not perfection!!

πŸ’› Be kind to yourself. The holidays are a stressful time for everyone. If you need some time for yourself please take it and never apologize for it!!