July 17, 2009
Buffets and social functions whose tables are laden with tempting treats can be trying unless you have a well-planned strategy to help you make wise choices. Whether you are on holiday, or at a work function, you probably shouldn’t just view your time as out of the ordinary experience and thus overindulge.
Buffets really are survivable if you follow just a few simple tricks, like the following:
- Drink only water and unsweetened juices
- Stay away from the breads, deep fried breaded items, and starchy foods
- Eat lots and lots of raw or steamed veggies and fruits before going near any other foods
- Stay away from the dressings and dipping sauces
- Try to stay far far away from the desserts table(s)
- Plan to eat a bit anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour before you have to face the buffet – better than going when you’re starving and thus will find it harder to make smart choices
- Plan for 1 treat a day and make sure that you eat it – you will feel you’ve been deliciously bad and that will help to keep you true to your other menu choices
For many of you, unless it truly is a once or twice yearly experience, the buffet is something to be avoided completely as the wide variety of offerings and the lure of ensuring you ‘get your money’s worth’ is just too strong of a temptation!
Tables loaded down with food remain a central part of too many social gatherings yet as long as you don’t use them as an excuse to go wild, you’ll be fine. If there are some foods that you just can’t do without, then ensure that you balance them by choosing wisely with the rest of your meal. If your greatest desire is to eat healthier but need that extra help or coaching to discover how, try contacting a really good health and wellness practitioner who will be able to help you in gaining back your energetic and healthier lifestyle. Healthy choices and nutrition are a conscious decision that you can easily learn and follow until it becomes second nature.
Kate Unger of You Potentiality will be giving an informative talk this week at a retirement residence.
This 1/2 hour session, aptly named a “HealthBite” will be geared towards the employees of a retirement residence. This is not the first time Kate has visited this facility; her first talk was directed towards the residents of the seniors home. The HealthBite was so very well received that Kate was invited to return, this time to speak to the staff.
If you are interested in Kate coming to your place of business, organizaion, or group, please contact You Potentiality. She will specificaly gear her presentatation so that it is pertinent and beneficial for your particular audience. Seniors, athletes, office workers, labourers, and youth can all benefit from a 1/2 hour HealthBite with Kate Unger. The advice she gives will help the audience realize better health and wellness, which will result in fewer sick days and an increased sense of well being, leading to more positive attitude and outlook, higher energy levels, and better short and longterm performance.
Learn more about our talks: Health and Wellness in Mississauga and Toronto
April 14, 2008
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