Looking after yourself over the party season!
It can be tempting to starve ourselves before that special event/party as we know there will be lots of food there , and we want to “save ourselves for the buffet table” this is a very bad idea , as when we cut back during the day our blood sugar levels go very low…so by the time we reach the buffet table we’re ready to demolish everything in sight…not a pretty sight!Best to have a healthy meal/snack 2-3 hours before heading to party…result being balanced blood sugar levels, balanced mood ,and it prevents the urge to eat everything in sight , plus importantly keeps metabolism ticking over at a constant level. Good options for healthy snacks to eat before heading out would be-Carrot sticks with hummus, natural live yogurt and fruit/berries, handful natural nuts and banana , avocado and pineapple chunks , apple slices with almond butter, oatcakes with hummus, or a boiled egg. Best options when at the dinner/party would be Choose good quality protein(lean meat,fish,chicken,bean burger etc)with wholegrain carb if possible(pitta bread,brown rice,wholemeal rolls) or couscous or baked potato. Go easy or ideally avoid white refined carbs.Load up your plate with lots of salad and veg, avoid the sauces and use olive oil and lemon juice instead.Incorporating lots of dark green , leafy veg into diet is great for liver ,skin ,heart, immune system and intestines .Kale,broccoli and Brussels sprouts are great for liver detoxification.