Holidays seem to have become an excuse to let go and inhale as much food and alcohol as humanly possible. We all, on many occasions, have been guilty of this.
No, you don't have to be perfect, but a huge part of being successful in maintaining a healthy weight is consistency ...no matter what the reason. That means being conscious of what you put in your mouth EVERY DAY.
A lot of damage can be done on Saint Patrick’s Day. Here are a few tips to get through the festivities without totally sabotaging yourself:
Hit the gym before the parade/bar. This will boost your metabolism and keep your body burning calories for the rest of the day.
Drink a green juice before you go out to party... then hit the green booze. You will undoubtedly appreciate it as the day goes on ...when everyone else is crashing and you feel great! Drink another juice after the festivities to minimize hangover symptoms later on.
Avoid eating grains as much as possible. They're full of empty calories that will make you feel lethargic & full quickly. If you can resist drinking green beer and whiskey, DO. At least opt for a healthy-ish cocktail instead (see #4).
If you're at a house party, instead of sugary fruit juice or soda, use green juice as a cocktail mixer. And if you're celebrating at a bar, remember, vodka with club soda and lime is a lower calorie choice when imbibing is on the itinerary.