Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eat Right!

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 entrĂ©e 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.
With some simple preparation and a bit of discipline, dinner at a friend's can be an enjoyable — and diet-friendly — experience!

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