Binge with caution as you ring in a chilly New Year in style

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It is the season to party, to enjoy it more, party right

As temperatures dip, and the party season hits home in all its glory, moderation may be the decider between health and illness.

Going easy on the oily biryanis and the ubiquitous chips will not just make that mandatory new year resolution of losing weight far more achievable, it could also keep you having to resort to sick leaves at work. Given that this is also the flu season and runny noses and bad coughs are as much the order of the day as rum and coke, the case for caution is even stronger.

Make your own drinks. You know your limits the best and you also have the most at stake; it is also a safeguard against spiking

Which is not to say that new year should be rung in from inside a quilt – though it may be the most snug option.

So, here’s the Medibulletin guide to partying right.

* Cover up. Looking good isn’t easy if you are shivering. It’s not worth the risk of catching a cold either

* Have a healthy snack before heading to a party. It will help keep the calories at bay

* Keep a check on the alcohol. Hangover apart, that’s where most of your calories will come from anyway

* Make your own drinks. You know your limits the best and you also have the most at stake; it is also a safeguard against spiking

* Replace the party snacks with healthier options such as fruits and nuts. They are filling so you will not feel the need to finish that bowl of chips any more

* If you are opting for a barbecue, remember sitting beside the fire for long is almost as good as smoking

* If you have quit smoking, then one party is a bad reason to break that resolve. Wait for better ones before making the comeback

* Give app-based cab services some business; don’t drink and drive

But, most of all, have an absolutely spiffing holiday season and a great 2019.

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