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Mardi Gras Diet

Posted by on February 9, 2013

Well, it’s just around the corner. The day you’ve all been waiting for (or dreading). With Mardi Gras coming, the parties have already started with food and drinks galore. But if you’ve been working on keeping the weight off from the last Mardi Gras, you might feel a little trepidation at the upcoming festivities. I mean, it’s known as Fat Tuesday for a reason.

Well don’t. It’s not difficult to take on Mardi Gras with a healthy approach, even if you might be feeling a little tipsy.

The first step is to consider eating at home. Now that doesn’t mean that you need to have a full breakfast, getting to the parades stuffed. At that point, most people wouldn’t even want to get out of bed. Instead, have something normal and healthy to get you through part of the day. You can also take a healthy snack with you.

That way, you can avoid feeling so hungry later in the day that you say, “You know what? I’ll have a hot dog, fully-loaded and some king cake.”

Next, you should think about what you’re drinking. For a lot of people, it’s not what you do during Mardi Gras, it’s what you drink. Whether it’s a party or a parade with your friends or family, you should consider bringing your own low-calorie beers and drinks. Oh, and avoid the daiquiris! Sugar is the reason those frozen concoctions are so delicious. It’s probably a good idea to avoid any drink with a name that brings to mind destruction — looking at you Hurricanes and Hand Grenades.

At the end of the day, it just takes a little prep work. If you know where you’re going or what you’re going to eat, try to find out if it fits with your diet or if you need to bring something for yourself. If you take control of it, you can go out, have a great time, and not feel guilty (at least about your weight) after your done.

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