If you love red wine, you might want to heed these tips. While we enjoy having a few glasses of red at parties and events, they can leave the infamous red mouth. To avoid a burgundy-stained tongue and teeth, remember to floss every day, hit up the appetizer table, and don't drink white wine before indulging in red.
Instead of committing yourself to attending one party only, why not party hop? It's a great way to catch up with all your friends and not miss out on anything.
Since party hopping is my favorite sport, I'm sharing my suggestions after the break.
The following post was written by New York-based trainer David Kirsch.Beginning in New Zealand and ending in Hawaii, New Year’s Eve is a 24-hour celebration that merits a toast to prosperity and good health. Pop a bottle of champagne, pour yourself a glass, and remember . . .
Exactly: remember. Make this a holiday you’ll look back on with great memories — rather than regrets about what you ate (or how much you spent on your tab!). Enjoy yourself, but do so in moderation, with these tips:
- Don’t wait for the Eve to eat. A protein-rich breakfast and lunch will keep your appetite in check and prevent you from overeating all night long. Have an egg white frittata in the morning and a grilled chicken salad with mixed greens in the afternoon. That way you won’t go in ravenous!
- This is a holiday where drinking is hard to avoid. If you decide to drink, make it champagne, wine, or vodka soda. Nothing pink or frilly, please!
- Chase each drink with two glasses of water. It slows down the pace at which the alcohol hits your system, keeps you hydrated, and helps prevent the bloat.
- When offered a tray of hors d'oeuvres, weigh your options. Choose one that is healthier with protein or vegetables. Although delicious, cheese and crackers pack on calories in quick time! Instead, opt for shrimp with a little cocktail sauce.
- It’s simple. Keep my advice in mind, and you’ll enter the New Year in good spirits. Good luck and best wishes for 2011!
For more tips, recipes, and workouts, be sure to check out all of David's posts here on FitSugar.
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In my world B.Y.O.B. stands for "bring your own broccoli." That's just one of our simple tips for handling the foodiness of the holiday season. Watch and learn how you can enjoy your seasonal indulgences and still mind your health.
This Sunday, instead of getting all dressed up to enjoy the show, why not grab some girlfriends, sip Champagne, and eat yummy treats? On today's episode of YumTV, Rachel Hollis, celebrity event planner, suggests hosting a girls' night out in the comforts of your own home. Watch now for all her helpful hints!
Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, which means it's time to put on your party planning helmet and score the perfect cocktail recipe. Sara gives us a few party ideas for great punchbowl-friendly drink recipes inspired by the hit comedy Couples Retreat. Who knew Guiness and champagne would make such a tasty mixed drink? Score a tequila touchdown or channel your hula honey with a vodka Kool-Aid twist on jungle juice. These alcoholic drinks are sure to be a hit at any party!
Trader Joe's catered and she stopped by the party supply store for a welcome back sign and balloons. The suitcase served as a centerpiece and when guests arrived they were asked to wear a luggage tag as a bracelet. I supplied the cocktail and voila, instant fiesta! It ended up being a fantastic night and reminder that one can throw a party for just about any reason.
Have you been to a party that celebrated something out of the ordinary?
For the past two and a half years, I've complained about everything from a lack of utensils to an unfriendly hostess in my regular column called, Party Foul. Well, guess what? I don't just want to focus on the bad. Parties are supposed to be fun, so it's high time I introduce a new feature, Party Fabulous, that highlights haute hostesses and chic party ideas.
Take this simple, but pretty garnish, for example. While I've seen plenty of champagne flutes topped with strawberries, I've never seen a heart-shaped strawberry with mint-leaf garnish. I found this lovely detail at a recent bachelorette party. Here's how to re-create it at home:
- Stem and hull the strawberry.
- Turn the berry over and run the knife though the bottom so it can be placed on top of a glass (be careful not to cut the berry all the way in half).
- Take two small mint leaves and place inside the hole. Slide onto a glass. Voila!
Can you imagine how gorgeous a tray of strawberry-topped glasses will look at the entrance of a party? Do you have a fabulous tip for a party? Share your experiences below.