Eat a snack before you go out

Eat a snack before you go out

eat_snackYou keep a tough check on what you eat, count calories and exercise regularly but are you actually keeping the balance in your caloric intake. It is very tough to curb your taste buds at a party or at a restaurant. The sumptuous platters are irresistible.

How do you enjoy a guilt free party?

Eat a healthy snack before you go. This will help you to prevent overeating or nibbling on chips, roasted nuts, candies.

A serving of yogurt, a bowl of soup laden with veggies, porridge and a fruit are good choices. Have this before you leave so that when you reach the party you are not ravenous.

Now that you have reached the party, you will need to continue to balance the intake as the conversation and fun will take your concentration at work.

If you drink alcohol, dilute the drink with lots of water and soda rather than soft drinks which again will add extra calories or best stay away from them.

Stay from the nibbles as you never know how much they will mount up to. For starters, opt for grilled chicken and cottage cheese (paneer).

Cut out the carbs as much as possible and stay away from the sweets section. Let the carbs come only from salads and fruits rather than pasta, rice, noodles.

For dessert opt for cut fruits rather than ice cream and others.

Keep an eye on your plate as for how much are you putting on it, what are you taking and the number of refills. From this it will be easy to figure out how much you are eating.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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