There are myriad ways to partake in the feasting without sacrificing your health or
enjoyment in the process.
Eat a protein-rich snack right to slow you down so you don’t hoover everything in sight
when the food comes out. You are less likely to get tipsy for instance, in a work environment
if you’ve already lined your stomach.
Avoid anything fried or laden with rich sauces. Swap a spring roll for a prawn for instance.
Choose to eat canapes with fresh whole ingredients such as stuffed mushrooms, prawns
and savory melon bites.
Make a beeline for any dish that is based on leafy greens, root vegies and bright colors.
If you are the person who eats everything that is put in front of you, swap a dinner plate
for an entrée plate.
When you eat in a mindful manner, you are inclined to think about the taste, texture
and sensation of the dish. By going slow and appreciating what is in front of you, you are far less
likely to over-eat or make poor choices.
To avoid a hangover and ensure that you stay hydrated and sober during the occasion,
drink sufficient water in addition to other beverages. It is advisable to avoid sugary cocktails or cut
completely any mixers in the spirits.
It is just as important to stay active during the festive season. Taking some long
walks, having a yoga practice or going for a swim will enable you to balance things out.