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Have Fun at Holiday Parties Without Spoiling Your Diet

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Surviving Holiday Parties The holidays are upon us once again, and ‘tis the season to enjoy spending time with family and friends. There are work parties, family parties, school parties, and so much more going on throughout the month to keep track of. The problem with the holiday parties? Keeping track of all the food you may eat along the way. How can you make sure that the overabundant temptations of candy, cakes, snacks, and wine at each get together won’t derail your diet?

First of all, remember that these holiday parties are a time to socialize and spend time with people that you care about; they are not pie-eating contests! Enjoy the conversations, catch up with old friends and family members, and unwind a bit. You’ve been sticking to your guns, eating healthy, and dropping pounds at a steady pace up until now, so why give up? Here are a few easy tips to help you have fun at the holiday parties this year without sacrificing your diet!

  • Eat before you leave for the party. This is probably the best tip of all. It will be much easier to avoid the junk food on a full stomach. Make sure to have plenty of vegetables with your lean protein or ITG Diet meal to stay fuller for longer.
  • Keep your distance from the snack foods and alcohol. By staying away from that dreaded table you will be less tempted to reach mindlessly for cookies and drinks repeatedly. Once you start, you may have a hard time stopping yourself!
  • Leave your phone in your hand. It may seem a bit strange or maybe even rude, but having something in your hands to fiddle with can keep them busy enough that you will not feel the urge to have a handful of chips there instead. An added benefit of holding your phone in your hand is escaping a dull conversation at an office party!
  • Bring a healthy snack with you. ITG Diet has chips, bars, shakes and fruit drink mixes that are easily carried in your purse or coat pocket. When the urge arrives and you really want that delicious looking cupcake with frosting, grab your ITG protein bar and enjoy!
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Joseph is a Certified ITG Coach as well as Operations Director for ITG Diet. He lost over 60 pounds on the ITG Diet Plan, dropped 10 inches from the waist and has decreased his body fat from 33% all the way down to 9%! 

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  • Melita
 Crutcher
    Melita Crutcher Wednesday, 17 December 2014

    Survival

    Joe,
    Thank you for this and it is about the survival of the parties. Sometimes the party scene becomes a big blur with all the food before you but with the choices of the ITG foods it will be much easier to pass the carb loaded treats. Even if you have to bring your own Pary Mix it will be less carbs and fats than the chex party mix.
    Here is mine:
    Take a 1 cup measuring cup and alternate these following snacks until you fill the cup.
    Crunchy Cinnamon Cereal
    BBQ Crisps
    White Cheddar Crisps
    Chocolate Flavored Soy Snacks
    Sour Cream & Fine Herb Zipper Snacks
    You could use the Pizza Protein Chips (beware they take up more space)
    Then place the snack party mix in a baggy and then you can transfer to a plate at the party. I like this and it tastes delicious.

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