Enjoy the Party Without Sabotaging Your Results

Drink Without Sabotaging Your Diet

Going out and having a blast is what life is all about! I know that this weekend was not party central for me, but it was probably for you..I wanted to dress up but work kept me at bay which is ok with me! Did you do anything fun for Halloween? Comment below and share!

Meeting up with family, co-workers, friends or that hot new date keeps life exciting. Spending time moping around your place because you are on a diet will lead to a binge as soon as you decide to go out in the real world. Life is all about balance. Get balanced and start having fun no matter what diet or quick fix you are on.

No one said you have to outdrink everyone, in order to have fun. Of course having a few drinks loosens you up and makes you more sociable, but these traits also come with confidence. Building confidence in yourself will help you feel more comfortable with your surroundings and the people who surround you, and ultimately, will help you let loose and rock’ n’ roll.

Enjoy the Party Without Sabotaging Your Results

House Party

Wear something somewhat tight or that you feel good in and it will remind you of your goals. You will rarely see a girl in tight pants eating a bag of chips or a big slice of cake. Feeling sexy, looking hot and glowing with confidence will make it hard for people to question what you are eating or not. Socialize, meet new people, gather new business opportunities, and maybe even meet your new boyfriend. The more you socialize the less time you will have to graze the snack food table and bar. Be the fun! Start a game, have someone teach you something new or just be a social butterfly and the life of the party.

Enjoy the Party Without Sabotaging Your Results

Bar Hopping

Are you always leaving the bar and driving through a fast food joint? Stop that disaster and start bringing raw veggies in your purse so that when those munchies come around you will have a low calorie and healthy snack. Never be afraid to ask the bartender for extra garnishes! Those little fruit slices are also great munchies, low in calories and will help fill you back up with vitamins and minerals you may have lost drinking. Never be afraid to ask a bartender for a glass with soda water with a lime on the rocks. You will never be questioned or asked to purchase a drink when you have nice sipping “vodka” in hand.

Saturday Night Fever

Dance the night away. It is a pain in the ass to be drinking when you are dancing, plus dancing burns calories! What more could you ask for? Dancing is fun cardio and it helps you stand out while avoiding drowning yourself in booze. Show off those dance moves from that Zumba class you have been taking. Dancing in the club is how you can socialize without saying a word. Dancing makes you shine and shows off your confidence and skills.

Enjoy the Party Without Sabotaging Your Results

Girls Wine Night

Wine is great and has wonderful health benefits in moderation. But, when enjoying wine and pizza with girlfriends it is easy to overindulge. Wine may be the better choice of drinks (check out my favorites here), but drinking your own bottle, which could be equivalent to 500 or more calories, is not worth the sabotage. You can switch to drinking an infused vodka, which is an amazing way to get a fun flavored alcohol without the calories. Bring the fun to your friends or offer to host the get together at your place.  You can even mention it takes 5 days to make, which will make you seem like such a dedicated friend!

Infused Alcohol Recipe

Infused alcohol is delicious, and if you use the right alcohol can be very low calorie. The thing I love about infused alcohol is you can make a margarita without all the sugar, just by infusing lime with tequila and some stevia. Delicious, tasty and half the time and no one knows the difference!

Enjoy the Party Without Sabotaging Your Results

Clean a mason jar

  • Chose flavoring agent:
    • Limes (to make margarita taste)
    • Oranges and Mint
    • Strawberries and Mint
    • Apple and Cinnamon
  • Pour alcohol of choice over the flavoring agents
  • Store in a cool dark place for 5 days but no more than 14 days and taste after day 5 to check progress.
  • Pour over ice or blend into ice for a fun blended drink

So I wanna know..

  • What are your Halloween plans?
  • What are your trips for partying without going crazy?

  • Such a helpful posts, especially since its the season to celebrate and socialize which involves a lot of unhealthy decision-making lol

    • Exactly why I wrote it, I wanted to put it out there that you can still be healthy and enjoy the party!!

  • Christie Moeller

    Great tips! Love them!

  • Ilona Shabovta

    So many great tips here! Thanks 🙂

  • Jessica

    These are such great tips! It is always hard going out with friends for a drink and choosing the healthy thing to drink/eat!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • Courtney, I am LOVING these tips! I totally agree, dancing while drinking is the worst (it only looks good in the pictures)! I also love the idea of wearing something a bit tight while at a house party. Super original tips & I love that you broke them down with every kinda sitch! xx Shannon

    • haha I love it! Its like lets take the hours of getting ready and spill alcohol all over it! lol! Thanks for the love Shannon <3 <3

  • tayloraube

    This is such an important post! It’s so surprising how many calories alcoholic drinks contain! I’m not a big drinker but I do love my beer and wine 🙂 Awesome post babe!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

  • lindsey simon

    Such a great post – especially this time of year with all the holiday parties coming up. Thanks for sharing girlie!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://www.thenomisniche.com/

  • Great tips! My husband and I are infusing vodka with pears right now for a fall cocktail! The strawberry mint sounds really good too!

    Jamie
    http://treatsandtrendsblog.com/

    • OMG that sounds DELICIOUS! I never thought of pears but I absolutely LOVE pears because they have the perfect hint of sour without being like sour patchy if you know what I mean! I have got to try that the next time we infuse it up!

  • Cindy

    Oh man you always have the best receipes! I love this! THANKS!

    XOXO
    Cindy
    http://www.foreignfreshfierce.com

  • Love these tips! Just a few years ago dancing at the club was like 80% of my exercise and I still looked great. I also would only order seltzer waters with limes, and when if I felt like having a cocktail I’d just get a shot of chilled vodka to go with it. It helps make sure you’re keeping perfect track of how much you’ve had to drink.

  • Amanda Pamblanco

    I love the bar hopping idea! So much better than Jack In the Box LOL

  • Nicole Leffew

    These are great ideas! I had to work on Halloween I just got off! Boo! Lol

  • Tiffani at Breton Bay

    These are GREAT things to keep in mind!! I swear when I am wearing something tight, it is the BEST reminder to not overindulge. I am already sucking in anyway and I worry about my voice going high because of it…hahaha #keepingitreal

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

    • hahha I love it Tiffani! SO TRUE when you wear something tight you are like OK going to keep myself in this dress lol

  • I love the infused alcohol idea! Believe it or not, I’ve never tried that. Need to make some time for that. 🙂

    • OMG NO WAY! You and Mike will LOVE it you can come up with all kinds of mixtures and make the vodka into anything pretty much! I want to make some soon for recipes for the holidays maybe like MINTY peppermint something fun!!