How do we let our taste buds enjoy the next month without our thighs being punished? (Part 1 of 3)
Rule 1: It's all about balance
Balance your plate and balance your week.
Balance your plate
Fill your plate at least half full with fresh veggies. Whether you are at home or a party, fill up on veggies and have less of the grains and meats/meat alternatives. When asked to bring a plate, bring a salad, vegetable or fruit platter or veggie xmas tree (see picture) to help balance your plate at the party. When catering at home, make sure to have lots of healthy stuff to balance out the treats.
Balance your week
Start planning your week. If you know you have your work function at the end of the week, be extra healthy throughout the week so you can enjoy the evening without worrying about a few extra calories. It's what we do 90% of the time that matters. Eat lots of everyday foods and fresh veggies throughout the week and save your 'treats' for the parties!
Coming up in next week's blog...
Rule 2: Choose your treats