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So, today is my company holiday party. From 2-6 in the afternoon.
Iâ€™m the new girl (and Iâ€™m not dumb), so I will be all responsibleâ€¦and stuff.
(Although this flowchart is currently circulating the office.Â Weâ€™re sort of considering the â€œrum and coke and dancingâ€ option.)
So, how does someone who lost 50 pounds and doesnâ€™t want to gain it all back navigate the nutritional minefield that the holidays can sometimes be?
Believe me, I love carbs as much as the next marathoner, but the holidays are a series of sprints, not a marathon (um, right?). Iâ€™m all for indulging without care or remorse on the actual holidays, but when thereâ€™s a Christmas party or some reason to go out every night and I just canâ€™t fit in as many workouts, I need a plan of attack so that I can still fit into all my pants running tights January 1.
So hereâ€™s how I do:
Protein: I look for the plainest protein I can findâ€”the one with the least sauces and breadingâ€”and grab that. It will usually be the leanest. If itâ€™s a hot/cold buffet situation, I always look for smoked salmon. Itâ€™s tasty and satiating and the Omega-3s will fight the champagne and other toxins Iâ€™m putting in my body.
Veggies: Unless thereâ€™s some sort of special veggie dish, again, I look for the plainest veggies I can find. Not only is this better for me from a health standpoint, but my stupid sensitive stomach stays happy, too.
Once Iâ€™ve made sure Iâ€™ve added some protein and fiber to my plate, itâ€™s all systems go for the other stuff. I also try to eat the better-for-me stuff first so that Iâ€™m less likely to go bananas on the other stuff, since Iâ€™m no longer eating it on an empty stomach.
This week, Iâ€™m giving away another $50 gift card to your local grocery store!
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