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Day 4 of the No Junk Food Challenge: Staying Strong During the Holiday Party Season!

Posted Dec 02 2012 10:14pm
Source: halogen.tv
The 4th rule of the No Junk Food Challenge says no cookies or biscuits. Yikes! With the dozens of holiday parties on our schedule, this one will surely be hard to maintain for 21 days.

 Holiday parties bring lots of cookies, biscuits, and other naughty treats that can add up quickly! In fact, Marie Claire magazine has counted the typical holiday meal below as 800 calories!

Two glasses of wine.
Two pigs in a blanket (or similar foods, such as mini tacos or small sliders without the bun),
Three shrimp with a tablespoon of cocktail sauce (or citrus-based tartar).
Two tablespoons of hummus with unlimited vegetables.
One fried hors d'oeuvre.
A small sweet treat (such as a brownie square or tartlet)

You'd have to do quite a bit of working out in a day to burn that off. Probably about 60 minutes of jogging, depending on your weight.

Don't stress! Here are some tips on how to fight the cookie and other food temptations during the holiday party season
  • Eat a full and healthy meal right before you head to the party.
  • Use a small plate and fill it up at the veggie tray.
  • Don't go for seconds!
  • Be the "talk" of the party--conversate with your friends and you'll soon be too distracted to visit the dessert table.
  • Be the photographer. Taking pics will keep your hands and your brain busy.

Tell us: These are just a few quick tips to help you get ready for the party season. What tips do you use to keep your weight in control during the holiday season?
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