Dietitian speaks : How to stay fit and healthy during the party season

December is the month of celebration & parties but it also tends to be a time where we consume high fat & high calorie food. Here is a smart guide to make sure we stay in shape after the December party binge.

During the party season…

Before going to party…

Avoid going hungry to parties. Eat something light before the party to reduce your chances of snacking on high calorie party food.

We all want to look our best in our out fits hence it is that we consume a lot of water & increase our intake of fruits & vegetables to avoid water retention & bloating.

Examples : a bowl of fruits, a healthy sandwich, a bowl of salad, a glass of milk

Make sure you load your plate with…

Foods to limit

Give your alcohol an antioxidant boost

Using Vodka, Whisky with ingredients like antioxidant – packed green, mint and oolong tea as a smart mixer. Low sodium tomato juice is chock-full of cancer fighting lycopene & fresh lemon juice aids digestion.

Heal the hangover

After the binge episode – at home…

Now is the time when the guilt comes in & you want to undo the heavy meal & the wrong foods that you have had.