Holidays provide an opportunity to celebrate traditions and spread good cheer. But they also bring lots of opportunities for over-eating and drinking. Even the most disciplined people struggle with temptation during the holiday season.
Here are a handful of tips for surviving seasonal parties without packing on the pounds:
- Chances are you may be invited to potluck this holiday season. Contribute a healthy dish to ensure there’s something you can indulge in.
- Limit the number items you put on your plate when you go to the food table. Return as many times as you like, but only take two or three items each time – that way you won’t be tempted to overindulge.
- Begin your meal with a hearty salad or veggies – it is a great way to help control your hunger and allow you to feel full sooner.
- If you do splurge, don’t beat yourself up. Just get right back to normal eating and exercising, and try to do a better job going forward.
Looking for ideas? Here’s a collection of some healthy holiday choices that look amaaazing!
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