Celebration eating strategies

On the occasion of a celebration meal, do not derail your healthy eating plans.  Stick with strategies that work for you.  The meal pictured was at a great steak restaurant in Seattle.  The steak was cooked to perfection, but there was WAY too much food so I took half of the meal home for the next day.

  • Before leaving, commit to focusing on socializing rather than eating
  • Position yourself away from hors d’oeuvres
  • Pass on any fried or high-fat hor d’oeuvres
  • Peruse the buffet table before filling your plate
  • Eat only half of a high fat/calorie entrée
  • Pass on the bread basket
  • Limit alcohol intake to two drinks and sip seltzer/water in between
  • Have one slice of cake and do not finish it
  • Dancing?  get out on the floor
  • Kindly decline any high-calorie, fat-laden leftovers

(Celebration tips from Keri Gans, RD)

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