how to hit holiday parties

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{it's mistletoe ๐ŸŒฟseason, here's how to kick off December without kissing your goals goodbye! Pucker up ๐Ÿ’‹ with us & @thatmacromomlife}

It's Dec โ˜ƒ & we've got festivities ๐ŸŽ‰ every week til the end of the month! Here's some ideas to stay plenty hollyโฃ๏ธ jolly without looking like old saint Nick๐ŸŽ….

1๏ธโƒฃ Offer to bring something ๐Ÿฅ˜! Make something that works for your numbers that you can nosh on all night ๐ŸŒƒ. Keeping your plate ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ lined with something you know the ๐Ÿ‘‰ ins and outs๐Ÿ‘ˆ of will keep people from thinking you're a Grinch ๐Ÿ.

2๏ธโƒฃ Earlier in the dayโ›…, pace ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ yourself. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธDon't go to the party hungry๐Ÿ˜‹. You're not likely to find a protein table, so try and fill those macros around ๐Ÿ’ซ the event. Have your favorite ๐Ÿ’• protein ๐Ÿ’ชdrink to curb any sugar cravings. Most party๐ŸŽˆ foods will be heavy on the carbs ๐Ÿž & fat ๐Ÿฝ so try and ration for those.

3๏ธโƒฃDon't eat straight โžก๏ธ from the table๐Ÿ“. Mindless ๐Ÿคฏ grazing ๐Ÿ„ is hard ๐Ÿ—ฟto track! Make a deliberate ๐Ÿง decision to commit ๐Ÿ’‘ and put it on your plate๐Ÿ›. Open ๐Ÿ“– up a list and every now and again write ๐Ÿ“ what you've eaten and log it later ๐Ÿ“ฒ. Spoon dips ๐Ÿต onto your plate in 1T placement and mentally ๐Ÿง count chips into servings (generally ๐ŸŽฑ) to keep it easier to account ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš–๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš–๏ธ for. If there's red โ™ฆ๏ธ Solo cups, take that marker & hash mark โœ๏ธ how many times you've filled that cup.

4๏ธโƒฃ You don't have ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ to fill your plate or clear it! Take little samples๐Ÿ‘Œ, eat what's WORTH it and enjoy it all ๐Ÿคค!! Don't be afraid to pass ๐Ÿ‘‹ on those Santa cookies or cheese logs if they're just meh ๐Ÿ˜. You donโ€™t have to eat it just because itโ€™s there๐Ÿคญ!

5๏ธโƒฃ Stay busy๐ŸŒช! Spend time really enjoying those ugly sweaters๐Ÿคฉ, chase a gingerbread ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธman, chat up a friend๐Ÿ‘ญ, dance with abandon๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ. Walk around & see the neighborhood lights and decor๐ŸŽ„!

6๏ธโƒฃ Enjoy yourself๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ! If you decide to make those lil smokies your soul mate ๐Ÿ’... no judgement here. There's always tomorrow ๐ŸŒ… to start up again and get back to it. The joys of the season really are limited time only ๐Ÿ“† so love โค๏ธ it up!