Holiday Party Fitnez Tips!

on 12.12.2016 / by admin / Comments Off on Holiday Party Fitnez Tips! in From Inez

It’s official: party season is in full swing, and once that holiday cheer starts flowing, any semblance of healthy living goes right out of the window. 

From cheese platters to tequila shots, the effects of partying can wreak havoc on your physique. Even those with serious fortitude find themselves buckling under the strain of constant temptations. And while all the celebrating will raise your spirits, it’s also likely to derail your fitness progress. 
The good news is your physical accomplishments don’t have to go down the drain just because you want to partake in the festivities.
Here are some Fitnez Tips to Keep You on Track!

1.  PICK YOUR PARTIES:  People will find any excuse to party this time of the year. It’s up to you to decide which occasions will be worth the indulgence. By planning ahead, you’ll up your odds of preserving your fit physique.

2.  DRINK WISELY:  ‘Tis the season to knock a few back, you’re likely to be lured with an assortment of high-calorie, low-nutrition cocktails. Pure alcohol contains about seven calories per gram, which makes it almost twice as fattening as protein or carbs. This is why it’s important to choose your booze carefully. Here are some low calorie choices to consider the next time you’re feeling jolly and thirsty—followed by some high calorie cocktails to avoid.
  • 12 oz. Light Beer – 110 Calories
  • 6 oz. Rum and Diet Coke – 65 Calories
  • 4 oz. Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay – 90 Calories
  • 4 oz Dry Champagne – 105 Calories
  • 6 oz. Vodka and Soda Water – 65 Calories
  • 7.5 oz. Gin & Diet Tonic – 115 Calories
  • Jack Daniels (Single Shot) – 55 Calories.
Vodka soda is the winner!

3.  SNACK WITH CAUTION:  Even if you pass up the booze it won’t mean squat if you binge on nachos and buckets of wings. Parties are breeding grounds for unhealthy food, but if you look hard you may just be able to find some healthy, low-fat options like raw veggies, fresh fruit, hummus, salads, salsa, nuts and bruschetta.

4.  FILL UP BEFORE YOU GO:  Don’t leave your house hungry. Hunger makes it tough to make smart food choices at a party. And when you’re starving, all bets are off. The solution is simple—eat something healthy like an apple with almond butter or a protein shake before leaving your house. A few glasses of water will also help to take the edge off your hunger.

5.  DON’T BE A LAZY ELF:  With all that partying who’s got time to exercise? You do! Unless your party schedule is on par with Beyoncé, you should be able to find some time to get in a few workouts or pick-up games to offset all the crappy food and booze we just told you not to consume.

Happy Holidays!