Dinner Party Dos
Heading out to dinner at a friend's? You can still stick with your eating plan! Just follow some simple strategies and you're good to go!
- Pick and choose: When dinner is served, focus on veggie dishes, salads, and meats. Politely pass on anything that's smothered in sauces, cream, or mayo. If you do decide to indulge in a rich entrée or a dessert, stick with a single, sensible portion.
- Bring your own dish: If dinner is potluck, bring your own nutritious dish! You'll have something "safe" to eat, and you'll be sharing the gift of health!
- Stay focused: Stay alert during the conversation before and after dinner. If there are munchies within your reach, be sure to have only a single small portion instead of repeatedly reaching for the bowl. You can do it!
- Watch your beverages: Alcoholic drinks can be loaded with calories. Have a glass of white wine or a wine spritzer — half wine, half seltzer — instead of a sugary cocktail.