Hot Tips for Peak Performance Party Going
1. Eat Breakfast
Breakfast is always a good way to start the day but especially on the days that you are planning to socialise. Research shows that those who include breakfast eat less at the end of the day, and if you have a party to go at 5.30pm, this could be crucial. Breakfast revs up the engine and gets your metabolism going. Keep it simple and go for a high fibre cereal with low fat milk and fruit, a fruit smoothie or eggs on wholegrain toast.
2. Choose your drop
Many people wonder which is the best drop to choose when keeping an eye on the calories. Things are pretty equal if you consume 100ml of white or red wine or champagne or 30 ml vodka (or other similar spirit). For the same amount of calories this would give you 200ml beer, but who drinks 200ml beer? Is anyone in the habit of drinking half a stubbie of beer and then leaving it?
Watch out for the soft drink though, there are way more calories in the coke than the bourbon. Choose no sugar soft drinks and save a heap.
3. Don’t be a squirrel
Stay away from the chips, dips and nuts and you won’t be storing up for winter. By doing this you will actually have room for the real food, enjoy it and not feel like a puffer fish.
4. Prepare for the game
If you know that you are going to be partying at 5.30pm, prepare for the event by eating before you go. Try a sandwich or fruit and yoghurt an hour before you go and avoid pouncing on the sausage rolls, party pies, spring rolls and mini-quiches.
5. Have a game plan
It can be so hard to avoid food at a party and lets face it, you do have to eat.
If ‘bits’ of food are on the menu, go for the sushi, gourmet sandwiches and seafood and run away from the pastry and deep-fried mysteries. Maybe leave a little room for toast when you get home.
6. Get moving
It simple but true, what goes in must be less than what goes out. In other words, your food intake has to be less than or equal to your exercise output to avoid that 2-3 kg festive weight gain.
There is nothing like a walk, run, cycle or workout, to get a dose of feel good endorphins and a pumping heart. Get out there and train up for the party!
2 cups packed baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
1 punnet strawberries, hulled, washed and halved
60 grams reduced fat feta cheese
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons olive oil
Toss spinach and strawberries together and crumble feta on top. Drizzle with combined oil and vinegar.
Truth, Lies and Chocolate – a tasty last minute gift
My book titled Truth, Lies and Chocolate has been launched. It contains 99 Facts and Fairytales about Food and will help you discover:
- How to avoid the 2-3 kg festive weight gain
- How to achieve your New Years resolutions
- How to get your energy high and keep it there
- Tips for getting the most from the food you eat whether you are an athlete, a Mum, a corporate executive, or Joe Bloggs.
It’s always good to find out that chocolate and red wine are a treat for your body too! Truth, Lies and Chocolate is illustrated by renowned West Australian artist Natalee Poli and is a great gift for others or yourself.
I have 6 books left that are gift wrapped with quality chocolate and the first 6 people to purchase a book at www.truthliesandchocolate.com will receive this ready to give gift. Don’t forget to mention ‘newsletter’ in the Instructions from Buyer and it will be dispatched to you in time for Christmas.
Looking forward to assisting you in making 2010 your best year yet.
Until next time,