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Survive Happy Hour With These 4 Tips!

It’s definitely 5 o’clock somewhere and as the cocktails are flowing and rich indulgent snacking foods are being passed around, you may be wondering how you’re suppose to stick to your diet without sabotaging a great evening. So, what can you do to make sure you can resist the temptation? Well for starters, don’t let the peer pressure force you to blow your diet. There are plenty of options on the drink and dining menu that are healthy and allow you to partake in the fun. Hey, we’ve got you covered for these kinds of occasions. Keep these guidelines in mind and come to happy hour prepared.

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  • Don’t arrive hungry. Eat a healthy light meal or snack before arriving so you feel full and won’t be tempted to make unhealthy decisions.
  • When it comes to drinking, stick to a glass of red or white wine. Red wine especially contains antioxidants and can help protect the heart from artery damage.
  • Want something salty? Eat edamame instead. They’re packed with protein and they taste delicious.
  • Go back and forth between water and your drink so you stay hydrated and won’t overindulge.
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Dropping Pounds With Pals – Accountability Helps Maximize Weight Loss

Do you have trouble staying motivated with your diet plan? Consider partnering up with an accountability pal to lose more weight! A study by the Journal of Social Sciences showed that people who engaged in social interactions during physical exercise are more motivated and work out harder than those who do it alone. Why?

Engaging with friends while dieting and exercising helps you work harder for longer periods of time. You will feel constantly encouraged and share the challenge with someone on a similar journey. Need a place to start? Check out one of our live online community forums on your MakeMyPlate app so you can seek advice and find accountability when you need it. Get support from a dietitian who can answer your nutritional questions and connect with others on the same diet plan for support and motivation.