- Eat Before
- Earn Calories
- Drink One-For-One
- Imbibe Lightly
- Nosh Wisely
- Stand Away
- Say No Nicely
- Move It
- Reward Yourself
Fill your plate with crunchy veggies, shrimp and other low-calorie foods. Run from the fried hors d'oeuvres, cheese platters, nut bowls and desserts.
Hanging out where the aromas of dark chocolate, rich cheeses and sweet treats waft through your senses is just asking for trouble. Move away from the table.
Any hostess worth the salt on her Margaritas is going to urge her guests to indulge. When confronted by this temptress, avoid her waist-busting offerings by diving for the veggies or saying you're thirsty and getting a sparkling water or low-cal beverage.
If there is music, dance. Play charades. You'll burn off calories, can't hold a plate or glass and have a great time! No music or games? Stroll as much as possible. Even standing rather than sitting burns fat.
Promise yourself a special treat at the end of the evening or the next day. While a slim you should be enough motivation, the future prize of a small brownie or chunk of your favorite stinky cheese can keep you from feeling deprived and turning into the party pooper.