Controlling Your Appetite At Parties – Hints And Tips

Introduction And Background
When a person is very social, it becomes hard for them to control their appetite which is understandable. One day you visit a friend’s party and they have this amazing Chinese catering that you just can’t help trying. Perhaps the next party will have something Italian. It becomes hard for you to try and resist such a different variety of foods. And what is worse, sometimes you just can’t say no. Sometimes guests literally keep putting food on your plate or offer you more and more and of course when someone is insisting so much, you just sort of always give in. And then you end up gaining weight or freak out when you next stand on the weighing machine. Well, here are a few hints and tips on how to avoid such situations and control your appetite at parties.

Before Going, Make Up Your Mind
Even before you step into the party, already train your mind into thinking that you are not going to eat a lot. You have to remain steady on that that no matter what kind of desserts is present at the party, you are not going to go ahead and stuff yourself. You should just think about your weight and having fun socializing and you should keep your mind away from anything that has to do with going near the food area or filling your plate up at the brim. It will help you a lot in staying away because you already came with that mindset and with will power, you can do anything!

Eat Before Going
Another thing that you can do which helps immensely is already eating something before going so that you won’t have to eat anything there. It might sound absurd to you now but once you develop the habit of it, there is nothing like it. A friend’s mother is a bit of a socialite. She is in her fifties now and has the body of a thirty year old. When asked about how she managed to stay so thin even though she attends so many gatherings and dinners, she says that she always has dinner before going, right at seven o clock because she has trained herself not to have any carbs after that. She said it helps a lot and she also doesn’t feel hungry enough to devour anything because she has already eaten. She has fun and does not gain any weight either. Hence, you can have a quiet little dinner at home before going to your party. It will definitely help you to stay away from any sort of food that you can have there.

It Is Okay To Say No
In some societies and customs, people often find it hard to say no. For instance, in the sub-continent, people are in the habit of giving their guests a lot of food. In fact, it is somewhat offensive if the guest does not get anything to eat or the host does not force them into eating anything further. Nonetheless, forget that. Think about your own self first and then about society. And forget that too, always remember that it is not what you said but the way you say it in. You can easily say no in a nice manner to your host if offered food. You can make an excuse that you have tried something else or you can say that you are not hungry and even though it looks delicious, you’d rather not. However, there is one more thing you can do; be honest. Sometimes people are very shy in telling others that they are controlling their intake of calories and are hesitant to tell that they are dieting or doing something of that sort. To cover that up, they easily eat what they are offered. Do not ever do that. Be honest. It will save you a number of calories and also the weight gain that is coming your way.

A Bite Only
You are human obviously. When you see a lot of delicious things, your heart wants to try it out. If you think you have enough control that you will stop at a bite, it is okay to taste it out. However, if you know yourself and think that you won’t stop at just a bite and will probably want more, it is best not to even think of tasting it. Remind yourself that it’s all about the people, not the food.

Controlling your appetite at parties is not that hard to do if you really want to do it. These hints and tips really work, especially the one where you eat before you go but be sure not to eat at the party as well or else you’ll be doing double the damage! Play it smart.