We all fall off the wagon from time to time and this is usually after a big event, so here are my top tips for surviving social..
- Do some exercise the day of your event. I recommend a high intensity session geared at working your muscles hard. This causes the muscles to go through a recover and repair process (don’t worry they aren’t damaged just a little tired!) that will have them burning calories way after the workout finished and into your social evening.
- If you are going out for dinner get online and check out the menu and decide what you are ordering before you go. Choosing at the table makes it easy to get carried away and feel under pressure so that you make a bad choice. Choose whilst you are thinking straight and don’t even look at the menu.
- Don’t be afraid to switch up the menu. If it’s on the menu the kitchen won’t mind taking replacements. Just ask with a smile on your face and save yourself the guilt trip after eating, just because to were afraid to ask. What’s the worst that can happen, they say no and you are no worse off than before!
- Think about your drinks Socialising often includes drinking but some drinks are worse than others. For instance, beer and wine is much more calorific than a slimline G & T for instance. Drink water as well for every alcoholic beverage have a glass of water. It will keep you hydrated and stop you drinking as much. Your head will thank me in the morning.
- Book your taxi from the venue. Walking to a taxi makes you more likely to stop for a late-night snack somewhere and I promise anywhere serving food at that time will not be in your body’s interests! Get the taxi to pick you up and take you straight home.
- Plan your post social menu It’s not usually just the ‘night of’ that throws us off, it’s what we do for the next 24-48 hours following. It is common to wake up the next day and spend the whole day binging and your body will crave sugary and salty food. Planning a healthy breakfast (lunch and dinner) by way of apology for your treats the night before will mean you get straight back to it.
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Wishing you a happy and healthy Christmas
Emma Bond, Nutrition and Body Coach at The Hub