Here’s a scenario: You finally just committed to changing your diet and starting a new fitness routine, but you
forgot that your girlfriends are coming in town next week! Your initial reaction is of course excitement because
you LOVE going out to eat and of course drinking!! BUT then you have an “oh shit” moment when you realize
it’s going to be really hard to stick to your new resolutions if you can’t control the food you’re putting in your
body and if they don’t want to workout with you.
No matter if you have a big event coming up or a small, little family get-together, it’s important to understand
how to navigate social situations when working towards your health goals. Here are our 3 top tips to help you
not be influenced by your peers and crush your goals:
- Eat a balanced lunch with protein and carbs (not a salad with grilled chicken only) so you
a. Skipping meals may seem like a good idea to “save calories” before your big night out… but in
reality it’s only setting you up to overeat later in the day. You don’t have to change your entire
eating schedule around a few meals over the weekend you’ll be enjoying with friends. Instead, a
better strategy is to stay consistent with your nutrition goals and new style of eating, and
mindfully order according to your goals! One meal will not ruin all your hard work.
- Not going out to eat as a “1” on the hunger scale.
a. When you’re HANGRY, there is no possible way you can make a good decision about what to
order! Not to mention when you’re so hungry from skipping meals and snacks before your night
out you’re more likely to overeat at your next meal. To prevent this from happening, be sure to
consistently eat and never deprive yourself before you go out to dinner.
3. Hydration between alcohol drinks.
a. We understand… alcohol is a must when you have a girls weekend!! Which is why we always
encourage our clients to mindfully indulge in any of their favorite beverages. That being said, to
prevent you from getting dehydrated and hungover the next day (which often leads to missed
workouts and meals), hydrate with water in between drinks. This will also limit how many
alcoholic drinks you have!.
Now that you have the cocktails covered, click here for our grocery guide to be fully prepared.