How to be a Healthy Host
If you are hosting a holiday event, it’s a great chance to show people how delicious healthy eating can be! Set the stage for healthier fare, and listen to all the healthy discussions and questions that come out of your good examples.
Here are some tips to help:
- Use the 131 collection of recipes for new ideas!
- Try good quality sugar substitutes such as monk fruit, erythritol and stevia. Use the 131 grocery list for guidance on these ingredients and watch the CLUB 131 Method lesson on sweeteners for more detail.
- Limit the use of inflammatory ingredients by sticking to whole foods! Use the anti-inflammatory guide to remind you of these foods.
- Keep the food in one central location, like the dining room or kitchen. Don’t place bowls of candy, nuts, chips or crackers all over the house.
- Keep the kitchen hours to specific times. In other words, don’t have food available all day. This prevents you and others from grazing all day long.
- A healthy host makes planned, healthy snacks, available at certain times. Bring these out for a short period of time between meals.
- Have skinny cocktails and alcohol-free drinks available. Offer healthier beverages like infused water, sparkling water, iced tea, Lavender Lemon Limeade, or lemon ginger water!
- Don’t sabotage yourself by serving only things that trigger you to overeat or that you don’t want as leftovers.
- Encourage activity. Plan a walk, football game, basketball game, wii, charades, or other fun activity to burn some calories!
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