Class to Closet: How To Survive Holiday Parties While Dieting

Thursday, December 11, 2014

How To Survive Holiday Parties While Dieting

I know exactly how it is when it comes to holiday parties: lots of cookies, drinks, and calories we don't really need. Sometimes it's totally okay to splurge, but when you're on a diet, or trying to live a healthy lifestyle, you need to guidelines when it comes to holiday parties. Today I'm going to share with you a few suggestions on how to survive the holiday parties without gaining any extra weight!!

At The Bar:
Just be aware of how many calories are in your favorite drinks. Beer and wine average around 120-170. Something like Jack & coke around 200 and champagne around 96. So pick your poison and keep it to one or two drinks max. 
My favorite that's low in cal? Cranberry juice mixed with club soda and a touch of vodka. Looks super festive and bubbly and UNDER 50 calories! 

At The Buffet:
Try to eat small portions, and in this case you can have a little of everything! Take just about a bite or two of your favorite dips, casseroles and meats and you'll be okay on your diet. You get to enjoy everything, without adding on any extra weight. Try to avoid the excess cheese and anything fried. Load up on fruits and veggies and salads!

At The Dessert Table:
Let yourself indulge a little, it is the holidays! Use the same rule from the buffet, small bites of whatever you please. 
If you're hosting the party, make it easy for your guests to enjoy small portions by having half dollar sized cookies, mini cupcakes, and small brownies. 

I hope you are having a great start to the holiday season. Just because it's the holidays doesn't mean we need to gain any extra weight!

xo Nicole


  1. The cookie are getting me. I haven't even step on a scale on a long time. I have been doing good with eating. So a cookie here and there not bad. Plus I been running a lot.

  2. I have totally fallen off the wagon since Thanksgiving! UGH. It's bad :)


  3. I needed this post I am currently on a weight loss plan to loose 20 pounds and this is very supportive!

  4. I try to limit what I drink so that I could eat more LOL!

  5. Woot, I'm pretty excited to hear that champagne has so little calories! That's definitely my drink of choice. And the cookies are my kryptonite. It's so hard not to eat a whole handful at a time. I like the small bites idea- that'll also help pace yourself.

    xo marlen
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  6. These are great tips- I need to keep 'em in mind. (As I speak, one of my co-workers has brought in homemade vanilla bean + salted caramel cupcakes. HOW RUDE.) :)

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  8. Such amazing tips -- especially for the buffet! ;) Thanks for sharing girl! Xo, Alison

  9. These are such good tips! I would say that being picky is super helpful around the holiday buffet table! Only eat stuff you LOVE!

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

  10. Great tips! I'll definitely be using them for parties this year!

  11. Going to drink only champagne from now on ;-). Hope to be capable to follow your tips.......


  12. Great tips! being on a diet during the holiday is so hard!
    Melanie @

  13. Oh man I was just thinking about this on the way home today! Thanks for the tips!

    be the plebeian

  14. These tips are really great, thanks for sharing!