1. Eat at Home
Have a snack or eat half of your meal at home before the event to keep you from arriving hungry. Hunger can lead to overeating and cause you to choose less healthy foods like cookies and cupcakes.
Try taking half a shake of Almased on the go or snack on a handful of walnuts, low-fat string cheese, or cup of yogurt before heading out the door.
2. Find Healthy Alternatives
At the event, gravitate towards fruits, veggies, and lean proteins. Eating fruits and vegetables is a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Fruits and some veggies contain sugar that metabolizes differently in the body than simple sugars found in desserts.
Unlike desserts, a portion of fresh mixed fruits will not make you feel sluggish or sabotage your diet. Instead, fruits will add fiber and antioxidants, beneficial for your health.
Also, adding more lean proteins like fish, chicken, and beans to your plate can make you feel full and satisfied pretty quickly, making sweets look less desirable.