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New Years Eve is fast-approaching, and with the excitement of
another year behind you, it may be tempting to let yourself
“cheat” as the countdown winds down. Thinking about putting
your diet on pause till the New Year? Here are five simple
tips to keep you on track right through midnight, while still
having a great time!
1) Eat plenty of healthy, filling foods throughout the day so
that by the time you get to the party, you aren’t famished and
willing to shovel in any food you see. Just because a New
Year’s Eve feast is provided for you, doesn’t mean you are
required to chow on it. But don’t completely deprive yourself
– eating a small plate of New Year’s Eve fare won’t make you a
diet failure. Just make smart choices, and ask yourself before
you put it on your plate, “Will I regret this tomorrow?"
2) Drink smart. Alternate between your drink of choice and
some good old-fashioned H2O. Not only will this cut your
caloric intake for the evening in half, but it will also help
stave off the next-day hangover.
3) Dance the night away. Merry-making isn’t limited to
drinking and socializing. Dance like no one is watching, as
they say! A 150-lb woman can burn over 400 calories in an hour
of fast-paced dancing, and you’ll have way more fun than if you
were running on your treadmill. Plan ahead and maybe bring
along a few of your own favorite dance tracks, and you’ll be
the life of the party!
4) BYOB. Avoid the excuse that there were no healthy drink
options available at your New Year’s Eve bash of choice – bring
your own! Let the host or hostess know what you’ll be bringing
along, and share with the whole party! Wine is quite calorie-
friendly at about 100 calories per small glass. If you really
want to drink hard alcohol, bring along a mixer that won’t
weigh you down, like tonic water or diet soda.
5) Make sure you have a supportive and encouraging buddy with
you at midnight to share a toast to you- Here’s to your
upcoming year of success in living well!
It’s possible to have a great time on New Year’s Eve without
ruining the hard work you’ve put into your diet all year. So
as that ball drops and midnight approaches remember that your
New Year will be starting off with a bang if you stay focused
while having fun this December 31st!
If you have any comments or suggestions about today’s podcast
or any fun health diet or fitness tip, please feel free to
email me at LadyDietPodcast at dietdotcom.
This is Lady Diet signing off…