How to Plan the Perfect Party
By Robyn Hensley, MS RD
We get it... parties are a wonderful way to celebrate special occasions with your family and friends. But that doesn’t mean you should go crazy with an abundance of high calorie, unhealthy food and drink. Instead, simply focus on developing healthy eating habits without going overboard.
Keep in Mind: Your party eating plan should not be about extremes. Rather, it’s based on a wholesome and delicious mix of fruits, vegetables, soups, salads and lean proteins.
The result? More energy, better sleep and more enjoyment during these special occasions... things that you will appreciate before and after your party.
One way to maintain control is to be the host. Hosting a party is a great way to celebrate and share your new, healthy outlook on life with family and friends. Don’t let your dietary restrictions after significant weight loss hold you back from enjoying these occasions. With the right approach, you can prepare a healthy spread that meets your needs and delights every guest.
Getting Started: When planning your party, you will need to decide what kind of menu to offer. The focus of the party should not be only on the food. Of course most guests will expect something to eat and drink, but you can still focus on awareness. Here are a few ideas for menu planning that won’t thwart your weight:
Don’t forget you can have fun and stay on track if you focus on awareness and forming habits that should last long after the party is over.