The Party season is great fun, complete with food and drinks and friends. While such enjoyment feels great, it also brings along the danger of excess weight gain. Food, drinks, and unhealthy eating will lead to extra inches around your waist. Not the best thing to happen as a result of the fun you had through the festive season.
Here’s a handy guide on the dos and don’ts of the party season that will keep you in shape no matter how hard you party…
Water is the elixir of life. Being hydrated helps your body cope with the food and drinks you bombard it with during the party season. Remember to drink water after every drink to minimize the effects of alcohol by flushing out the toxins from your system. It will also prevent you from getting drunk too easily.
Know what you’re drinking
Before you gulp down anything that comes your way, it helps to know what you’re drinking and the calorie count of each. Alcohol is second only to fat when it comes to calories so you need to measure your drinks count if you want to stay in shape. Know which spirits contain how much calories to be able to choose wisely.
Beware of cocktails
Sugar is more harmful than alcohol. When you have cocktails that are sweet you consume more calories leading to weight gain. Sticking to fresh juices and sugar-free sodas is better than drinking carbonated beverages or cocktails.
Give a break
When you drink without a break, it leads to alcohol retention and bloating, affecting digestion and your entire system. Your body isn’t capable of breaking down the calories as fast as you consume them, so it’s wise to have some break between drinks to allow your body to recover.
Eat before you party
Going to a party on an Empty Stomach leads to overeating and excess weight gain. No matter where you’re heading to the party from, make sure to eat something beforehand. Drinking on an empty stomach is bad, and going hungry to a party will mean picking from each tray that passes you. Always satiate your hunger before heading out to party.
Watch your portions
While drinking on an empty stomach is lethal, stuffing yourself with food at a party is no less. Control temptations and make sure you only take bite-sized portions to avoid stuffing yourself.
Don’t forget to exercise
An hour or two of exercising daily is a must. No matter how tired or busy you are, take an hour out of your day to hit the gym or do some yoga. It will help you burn the calories faster and stay in shape.