Slim down with a one-day party diet

Choose one meal from each category. You'll feel satisfied throughout the day and still enjoy your favorite party foods.

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The key to staying in control: Don't arrive too hungry, and have a little dessert!

BREAKFAST: One whole-wheat English muffin with 2 Tbsp. peanut butter, 1 cup (8 oz.) nonfat milk and 1 medium grapefruit

BREAKFAST OPTION #2: Two whole-wheat waffles topped with 4 ounces nonfat cottage cheese, ½ medium banana (sliced) and ¼ cup chopped walnuts

LUNCH: A 6-inch Spicy Italian sandwich from Subway, including veggies, cheese and red wine vinaigrette OR One cup canned black bean soup sprinkled with ¼ cup reduced fat Cheddar cheese, one 9 oz. box sugar snap peas and a medium pear

SNACK: Daily dessert (see golden rule 3 for options URL TK) OR one energy bar (such as a Luna bar) and one medium tangerine OR 1 oz. roasted, unsalted peanuts and ¼ cup dried apricots

PARTY MEAL: 2 cups raw veggies, such as baby carrots and grape tomatoes; 3 oz. grilled chicken skewers; one mini quiche; a 2 oz. piece of fudge