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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cocktail Party on the Belly Fat Cure

It's party time this holiday season and chances are you have one coming up too. Can you stay on the Belly Fat Cure and enjoy a holiday party? Absolutely! You have to think and plan ahead, but absolutely! Crazy, but this will be my third Christmas on the Belly Fat Cure and it gets easier each time. I have a party in San Francisco this weekend at a swanky venue, and I plan on having lots of fun AND staying on my diet. I gots me a 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!

11 comments:

  1. Make sure and take lots of photos of you in the dress. Sounds like it will be great party! Wish I was going too! Have fun and sneak some photos if you can!

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  2. Have fun at your party. All good tips for the holidays. We can do it! :-)

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  3. Sounds awesome! I never get invited to cool parties. All my Christmas parties are dessert and cookie exchanges. So I am going to have an entirely different plan of attack. :)

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  4. Pattie, I'll tweet some photos Saturday night. And Dawn we went yrs with no holiday parties at all, but I like to dress up and go out at least once a yr, so I am thrilled! You should get all dressed up for a cookie exchange :)

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  5. Your post was helpful today! I would love to see a picture of you all dressed up!

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  6. We'll be waiting for pictures-have fun. And thanks for the helpful tips.

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  7. Great advice Amber, thank you!

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  8. Have you really stuck with this diet for two years? Is that even possible? This is my first week, so looking forward to reading through here.

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  9. I've been on BFC in the past and steadily lost weight. I'm on the Fast Track now and the scale hasn't moved in almost 2 weeks. So frustrating :o( Not even a grain of rice has passed these lips. I've lost approx 5 lbs. in 3 weeks and my clothes don't feel any looser. I do feel better, so I guess that's a plus. I wonder if you have any suggestions.

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  10. I've been amazed how I can actually skip desserts! I tell people all the time that eating the BFC I'm really full and don't want to undo ANY of the progress I've made. I've only been on BFC since April '11 and everyone has been asking me over Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays if I'm going to "cheat". I'd only be cheating myself! I want washboard abs and diet is 95% of having them. The desserts they serve at parties is just not something I'm interested in anymore. Great post.

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