Warmer weather means smaller clothes. Swimsuits, shorts and tank tops can be your worst enemies if you haven’t been getting regular exercise for a while. That said, now is the time, with days being longer and temperatures to start working out in earnest.
However, summer also means parties, socializing with friends and family, and food. How can you keep up with all the craziness and still stick to your careful plan to slim down?
Here are a few tips on How to Survive those Summer Parties on a Diet:
* Eat before you head out.
Have a decent meal before you hit the scene so that you don’t feel tempted to indulge in foods that don’t fit into your diet.
* Head for the fruit and vegetables.
Skip the dip and avoid the potato salad, but enjoy the crudités.
* Fill up with liquids.
Fresh water or iced tea will keep you feeling full, so you don’t unintentionally ruin all your hard work.
* Don’t stand near the food.
Keep your distance from those huge and tempting food tables, and it will be difficult to eat unnecessarily.
* If you must eat while you’re at a summer party, put your food on a smaller plate.
A salad or dessert plate full of delicacies is a lot less damaging than a heaping dinner plate.
* Do a little exercise.
If there’s dancing, then get into it. Two hours of dancing can burn off your dessert.
* Keep your eyes forward and your mouth moving.
If you concentrate on the person you’re talking to and don’t eat at the same time, there’s less chance of overeating without thinking about it.
* Put down the loaded plate.
If your well-meaning hostess has filled up your plate with calorie laden goodies, put it down and walk away. Don’t be bullied into cleaning your plate if you don’t want to.
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