new dress, new shoes and babysitter til late in the night.
First, the alcohol. Because honestly that is one thing that pretty much everyone of these parties will have. Skip the cocktail, no matter how good it sounds, it is loaded with sugar. I love a good cocktail, but I've given them up. Most cocktails probably have more sugar than anything else at the party. Instead opt for a glass or two of champagne or wine. Be sure and don't let people keep filling your half full glass, where you can't keep track of what you have drank. Limit it to two and thank me in the morning. I'm switching to sparkling water after two drinks.
If finger food being served it is a good idea to have a very light meal beforehand. Something high in protein to keep you satisfied, but not ramp up your carbs and sugar for the day. If you eat a full meal before, you might still be tempted to nimble all night. Look for finger foods without sauces (hidden sugar) or that are bread based (hello carbs). Go for the higher protein and veggies finger foods whenever possible. My party invite says "heavy appetizers" and I saw there is a meat carving station, so I'm set!
For the desserts, it's really best to skip them. That is what I do, honestly. That may sound extreme, but for me it is what works best. I know other BFCers have just a bite or taste of dessert and they do just fine. Please don't think you are denying yourself by skipping dessert or just having a nibble. I don't think the next morning you will regret having skipped a dessert. Remember you are treating yourself to a new body! Think of the dress you'll be rockin' at next year's party as you pass up the sugar loaded goodies.
Mostly, have a good time and enjoy yourself! Try to separate yourself from the food and not obsess on what you can and can't have (I say this, because I totally do that!). Be sure and check out Dawn's Belly Fat Cure Holiday Survival advice today or click HERE for all my holiday posts. Leave your own holiday tips and tricks in the comments too!