New Year’s Eve is once again upon us, a night to reflect back on the last 365 days and
celebrate the coming year. As the clock runs down for 2017, many people will be drinking,
dancing, making new resolutions for 2018. But some will not make resolutions but will ACT..
Are you one of them??
So, let’s do a mini recce of our new year eve acts
Well my take is invert this list.. Keep socializing your priority. Going out and socializing
should be about the people – NOT about the alcohol. I believe if you follow this sequence
you’ll create positive experiences that you will love remembering the next morning. Balance
is beautiful. Going out and enjoying time with your friends will NOT distract from your health
goals, I believe it will help you thrive more.
OK too much Gyan.. Duh! I know you will still want to keep the original sequence.. I know
Follow these small hacks and regret less
SNOOZE THE BOOZE
Always be sure to get a real meal before you enjoy your favorite cocktails. This will help in
keeping sugar rush in control and speeding up your metabolism to kick off the booze calories
faster. Moreover, eating a balanced meal prior to the party will make you less likely to eat
bar food when you are out till late.
Decide on a set number of drinks BEFORE you go out that you will use as a limit. If not you’ll
make that same mistake over and over of having a few too many.
Life gives u lemons.. Make Mojito
Yes Mojito is a much better option against the heavily loaded cocktails. Choose spritzers and
lighter drink choices. Spritzers are made with soda water and cut wine calories in half. My
next favorite recommendation is a tequila soda with a splash of lime.
Just as you might order your salad with dressing on the side, don’t be shy about asking for
your cocktail your way.
Mix cocktails with water, club soda, low calorie juices, artificial sweeteners or sugar-free
syrups for easy calorie savings.
Some other lighter options are Some mixers that won’t pack on the pounds include:
Diet soda, soda water, or diet tonic: 0 calories
Light orange juice (8 oz): 50 calories
Light cranberry juice (8 oz): 40 calories
Light lemonade (8 oz): 5 calories
You could even opt for plain spirit without mixers. Like infused vodka is a good option. U can
chose flavors from peach to jalapeño to cranberry without adding onto the calories.
THE MAIN DEAL
Choosing right before drinking as well as choosing right after drinking is important. A
balanced meal with high complex carbohydrates protein and good quality fat before drinks is
simple to follow. But the challenge is to hold your self of junk binging while and post drinking
as you are least inhibited when you are drunk. So when you can’t think wise it’s always
better to pre plan. Stiff in yourself with wholesome food before drinks will curb your salt and
sweet cravings post booze.
Other pointers to remember:
Smaller plates smarter fitness goals: Always use the quarter plates. This will give more
potential to binge less and limit your calorie intake.
First healthy followed by everything good : First fill your belly with everything awfully healthy
options and then pounce on the dessert counter.
Quarter protein before u take the ‘quarter’: Atleast 25% of your meals should be high quality
protein foods to keep the sugar rush in check.
GET HIGH WITH HYDRATION
Drink WATER between cocktails to keep a tab on drinks and avoid a hangover in the
morning. Keep a 1:1 ratio of water and drinks.
PUMP UP THE ADRENALINE
Workout the next day no matter how late you were out socializing. Exercise is the BEST
energy booster and headache helper. A workout will help fight fatigue and heal the foggy
morning brain from a late night out. Further on it will also help in setting the calorie meter
back to ‘normal’
Work hard so you can play hard!!
Wishing you all a mindful 2018 🙂