Hey Power Girl,
Last Sunday was Super Bowl Sunday!
The Super Bowl is the National Football League (NFL) championship game, played annually between the champions of the National and the American football conferences.
My older brother is an absolute Football FANATIC, so this day meant EVERYTHING to him!
So, like always we through a HUGE party, and he invited practically his whole football team, to watch the big game.
And just like at every party there must be food to feed the guests. The difference with a Super Bowl Party is that it is usually not the healthiest food.
VERY YUMMY, but definitely NOT Power Girl “approved”.
Today I am going to be talking to you about some smart choices, TRICKS and TIPS for when you go to ANY party, so that you can KEEP that gorgeous lean body that you have been working so hard for!
Ok so let’s talk about some things we can do to PREVENT over-eating:
- Eat BEFORE you go
- FILL UP up on vegetables
- Drink lots of WATER
- AVOID sugars and unhealthy fats
- Have a TASTE of anything you are interested in, but just a taste
These are five perfect ways to EAT SMART at parties.
So now let’s go into more detal!
1. EAT BEFORE YOU GO
Power Girl, why do YOU think that it is important to eat BEFORE going to a party, that already has food there?
That’s right! Most parties serve UN-healthy foods, because they are cheap, but still yummy….foods such as:
- chicken fingers
- hot dogs
- ice cream
- french fries
- pop or soda
These are just some of the many UN-healthy foods that can be found at parties.
So if you go to a party with food already in your tummy, you won’t be tempted to eat many of these unhealthy foods.
- pop or soda
- ice tea
The best thing to stick to is plain water! If you don’t like the taste of water, then squeeze a bit of lemon in it like I do.
4. AVOID SUGAR AND UNHEALTHY FATS
Well Power Girl you know this is not a new subject. We have talked about this several times, but I am going to talk to you again about this topic because I think that it is so critical that you remember this.
So where does sugar get stored if it is not used?
That’s right! When we eat sugar it gets stored in our liver and muscles, which is where our body goes first for energy. However, if too much sugar is entering our body at once, our liver and muscles will be too full to store it all, so our bodies will then store it in the last place possible, in our FAT CELLS.
Alright so now that we talked about sugar, let’s talk a little about unhealthy fats!
Those chips, french fries and pizzas all have bad fats that make you store more energy as fat, so eating those will reverse all of the great work that you just did in your last Power Girl workout.
So avoid fatty fast foods and go for veggies instead.
5. HAVE A “TASTE” OF ANYTHING YOU ARE INTERESTED IN
Denying yourself foods that you truly enjoy because they are unhealthy, can make you feel sad or depressed. So if you are more focused on the foods than your new Power Girl body and it’s making you feel bad, then allow yourself to have a taste.
Just having a “small taste” and telling yourself “that is enough” makes you feel more in control and happy that you are not depriving yourself.
So enjoy a small taste and then go back to the veggies.
These are the TRICKS that my parents have taught us to help us “survive” Party Platter Madness and not wake up the next day feeling like a truck parked itself in our stomach.
It works for my family, it works for me and it will work for you too!
Happy Partying Power Girl!
Your friend and coach,