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How to Enjoy New Year’s Eve while Maintaining Your New Body Shape

Posted by Cleveland Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery on 12/3/12 11:32 AM

new year resolutionsEach New Year, we wipe the slate clean and resolve to go to the gym more often and stick to a healthy diet. Fortunately, New Year’s resolutions come at the end of the indulgent holiday season. After a month of overeating, we’re ready to serious about health and fitness. But we must first clear two final hurdles: the alcohol and hors d’oeuvre-intensive New Year’s Eve party and the ode-to-football snackfest on New Year’s Day. 

To get through New Year’s with your resolutions intact, follow these tips: 

  • When you arrive at a party, don’t make a beeline for the buffet table. Focus on the people instead of the food. Take time to visit. Good conversation will help keep your mind off those tempting hors d’oeuvres.
  • Give yourself permission to splurge a little but vow to return to your regular diet the next day. But remember, one splurge is not an excuse to fall of the wagon.
  • To make sure there are healthy snack options, offer to bring some snacks to the party or host the party yourself.
  • Don’t party on an empty stomach. Before you leave home, take the edge off your hunger by drinking a large glass of water and eating a small protein-rich or high-fiber snack such as low-fat yogurt or a small salad.
  • Make healthy food choices at the party. Shrimp, smoked salmon, fruit kebabs, veggie platters (take it easy on the dip) and raw nuts are healthy choices.
  • Savor every bite. You’ll eat less if you eat slowly.
  • Cut alcohol calories by alternating alcoholic drinks with sparkling water or non-alcoholic beverages. 

Debut a new look in the New Year

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Topics: body shape, Cleveland cosmetic surgery, healthy diet