On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing 3 tips on how to party on a diet. If you’re a party animal and count down the days, the hours, and the minutes until Saturday night, this post is for you.
But first, I know a lot of you are following our @LiveLeanTV Instagram account, but if you haven’t followed me on my personal Instagram account yet, go do it now: @BradGouthro.
In my Instagram stories, I often share how I enjoy the occasional alcohol drinks, while still Living Lean, eating healthy, and crushing my workouts.
Remember, as a Live Leaner, fitness isn’t your life, it’s just apart of your journey.
Once again, it all comes down to making smarter choices.
For example, did you know it’s not a mandatory party requirement to chug, sugar laced cocktails, a 12 pack of beer, belly busting chips, cake, hot dogs, and macaroni “salad”?
Sure you can still enjoy alcohol and party snacks, but there are healthier alternatives.
Plus, just think how much better you’ll feel on Sunday morning when you wake up feeling energetic and alive, versus bloated and lethargic.
This means getting in an awesome workout before the party.
This could include a Live Lean Afterburn style workout at the gym, an outdoor fitness bootcamp, a round of golf, a game of beach volleyball, or any activity that gets your body moving.
Now, while you’re at the party, don’t just sit in a chair all night.
One of your goals at the party is to NOT make a butt impression on your seat cushion.
To accomplish this, be the networking king or queen at the party by staying on your feet and move around the room.
If possible, organize an activity like horse shoes, frisbee, darts, foosball, or ping pong.
These are all fun activities that keeps your body in motion while still partying with friends.
You know the foods I’m talking about.
In fact, most hamburgers are okay, just avoid the white flour buns.
Most of these processed party foods are loaded with sugar, salt, and plain old crap!
They’re also void of any nutrients and will just make you hungrier throughout the night.
So you keep binging and binging.
Become the healthy savior of the party by bringing your own healthy options for everyone to enjoy, such as:
You’ll be surprised how many people will be impressed and relieved to see these healthy options available.
No one wants to hang out with that nose in the air, health freak.
Simply put it on the table and if someone asks you what it is, tell them.
It’s that simple.
Also, be creative with your burger.
Skip the bun and eat it like a hamburger steak.
Load it with healthy toppings like onions, tomatoes, avocados, and spinach.
For a side, go with a salad.
You can never eat too many vegetables, so fill your plate to fill you up.
And if you don’t have time to prepare and bring this food, simply have a big meal before you go to the party, so you’re full and content.
This will stop you from caving in to all those sugar cravings.
I’m not going to tell you that you can’t enjoy to a beer, a glass of wine, or your favorite cocktail.
Just try to moderate how much you have and make healthier cocktails by mixing zero calorie naturally flavored drinks with my two alcohol choices vodka or tequila.
Natural, low calorie mixers include: water, lemon water, club soda, or stevia flavored zero calorie sodas.
Also, for the non-drinkers, you’re not doing yourself any fat loss favors by drinking soda, diet soda, or fruit juice instead of alcohol.
Diet soda is no better for you than regular soda when it comes to weight loss since the over consumption of artificial sweeteners like sucralose, aspartame, and Ace-K can actually increase your hunger.
If you don’t drink alcohol, it’s best to stick with water, lemon water, unsweetened ice tea, or stevia sweetened zero calorie sodas.
Some of these zero calorie stevia sweetened sodas actually come in beer bottles, so it’s a good way to disguise that you’re not drinking.
It’s a shame you may have to do it to avoid the peer pressure.
Trust me, I’ve been through it too.
You can also add a small amount of 100% fruit juice to your water to add some flavor.
Remember, it’s all about choices.
You can still enjoy yourself at parties with friends.
You can still enjoy alcohol and snacks.
Just moderate how much alcohol you’re having, and choose to stay active, and eat healthier types of foods.
Moderation people is key to enjoying your Live Lean journey, while still living your life.
As a Live Leaner, fitness isn’t your life, it’s just apart of your journey.
So there you go Live Lean Nation.
If you’re looking for healthy party snack alternatives and even Live Lean approved alcohol cocktails, we share all of these delicious and healthy recipe videos with our Team Live Lean group coaching members.
If Jessica and I can still enjoy partying, if our members feel more comfortable partying, it can work for you too.
Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.