Strategy #1: Feast On Protein
So you’re scoping out the buffet set-up at a holiday party and you’re
contemplating what to eat. I’m betting there’s a turkey there.
Or some shrimp cocktail.
Eat it, and only that, until you’re full.
Protein is, by nature, very filling. And by filling up on lean protein, you’ll
avoid other, potentially more destructive food items at the buffet.
And best yet, you still leave satisfied.
Another benefit of protein is that it also helps your body process
carbohydrates more effectively by stimulating the release of the hormone
glucagon—a hormone which helps to control blood sugar and curb the fat-
storage properties of insulin.
So if you do indeed add some carbs, they’ll become much less of a threat
to your waistline.
Strategy #2: Do NOT Drink Calories
Calories in beverages are wasted calories. They do nothing to increase
satiety or fullness, and can very easily tack on a serious amount of caloric
damage to any evening.
If it has calories, don’t drink it, plain and simple.
If you’d like some variety beyond plain water, drink green tea or add Emergen-C.
Just please, do NOT fall victim to 500 calories of fat-fertilizing high fructose
corn syrup. Simple avoidance, great benefit.
Strategy #3: Be “Normal”
Most people don’t eat anything else all day leading up to the big event in order to “save up” the calories.
Big mistake, and for several reasons. Continue reading