We all know it's difficult to stay fit during party season so TODAY
nutritionist Joanna McMillan joined the team with some tips on how to enjoy Christmas parties without putting on the kilos.
FOODS FORGOTTEN DURING PARTY SEASON:
Fibre and veggies often go amiss when you're eating party finger food so load up on these at other meals.
Breakfast: start day with HIGH FIBRE LOW GI CEREAL or spinach & mushroom omelette with slice grainy sourdough topped with avocado.
Lunch: have big salad with loads of veggies- just add can tuna mixed beans and olive oil based dressing.
BEFORE THE PARTY
When you know you are out eating and drinking compensate earlier in the day and the next day with good meals and an extra walk.
Before party at night have a good snack so you are not ravenous and less tempted by party food.
E.g. A smoothie made with milk natural yoghurt, berries, banana and chia seeds is perfect- Low GI high protein and fibre. Readymade protein drink is ok if you're on the run.
DURING THE PARTY
Handful of nuts, sushi, sashimi, oysters, prawns, meat skewers, rice paper rolls, salads, fish skewers, smoked salmon.
For every alcoholic drink have a sparkling water.
Have a taste of everything and while you sometimes have to make the best choice available remember you are always in control of how much you eat.
Dance at the party!
For more information visit www.drjoanna.com.au.