Tips for Surviving Holiday Parties

Tips for Surviving Holiday Parties

It’s important to find balance during the holidays. Many people make resolutions for healthier lifestyles, but dealing with the temptations of parties can be tough.  You want to enjoy time with friends and family, but the temptation of treats and delicious cocktails can make it much more difficult. Here are some tips for surviving holiday parties and still being able to maintain your health goals.

Go For the Fruits and Veggies First

Try to fill up on healthy fruits and veggies before going for the other foods. If the holiday party doesn’t have a big meal, but just offers snacks and appetizers, there is probably a veggie plate and some type of fruit dish. Put these food items on a plate and eat them first. Eating the fruits and veggies will give you the energy boost that your body needs, and they’ll even satisfy those sugar cravings.

Add Snacks to a Plate

If you are trying to lose weight, one of the worst things you can do is to stand next to the food. Grab a small plate and put some healthy food items on the plate. Walk away to another area of the party to socialize and have your snacks. If you stand by the food, you are not only more likely to start dipping chips in the dip, but it is a lot harder to keep track of exactly how much you are eating. You might be surprised how quickly you can down 20 chips and dip or eat several pieces of fudge without even realizing it.

Try to Avoid the Cocktails

Cocktails are often a bad idea when you are at a holiday party. If you want to drink at the party, try to wait and not have it immediately upon arriving. When you drink alcohol, it can increase your cravings and make you more inclined to go for all the junk food. Plus, if you start drinking early, it is probably not going to be your only drink of the night. Either nurse a drink all night or wait an hour or so before having a cocktail.


A good plan for avoiding the food and not over-indulging is to socialize instead. Take this opportunity to talk to friends and family you haven’t seen in a while, mingle throughout the crowd, and meet new people.

Remember that maintaining balance is not just about the food and drinks you consume, but also about enjoying the company, spreading the cheer, and cherishing the moments. With the tips shared, navigating holiday parties while staying true to your health goals should no longer feel like a daunting task. If you’re looking for further guidance on creating and sustaining healthier habits or if you’re ready to kick-start your health journey, consider joining our Wildfit 14 Day Reset. This program is designed to reset your food habits, guiding you towards a balanced and healthier lifestyle. Start your new year by fostering a powerful relationship with food. Sign up today and let’s embark on this transformative journey together.

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