Further Food has published a list of suggestions for how to avoid over-indulging during the holidays. I think it's a good list! We've probably all heard at least a few of these tips, but reminders are good. See what you think...
How to Not Overeat This Holiday Season! 8 Easy Tips From a Nutritionist to You
1. Whatever you do, do not skip meals:
Be careful not to restrict your eating during the day in order to preemptively compensate for a night of indulging. This approach can actually backfire because it can lead to overeating later. Rather than skipping meals, stick to your regular routine to maintain satiety (i.e. don’t let yourself go hungry)!
2. Munch on a healthy snack:
Make sure you’re not starving when you head out for the evening. Eat a serving of fruit, vegetables and/or nuts before you leave the house to stave off the hunger. Healthy snacking before a cocktail party can prevent overeating party food that, more often than not, is calorically dense.
3. Pick a small plate.
Whether it’s a buffet-style dinner party or a cocktail party with small bites, a small plate can help you visualize what you are actually consuming. Our minds can play useful tricks on us: small plates make you think you are eating more than you’re actually eating. Furthermore, take it easy on the grazing.
4. Three words: drink in moderation.
Alcohol, simply put, is empty calories. Seasonal cocktails, like eggnog and mulled cider, have a lot of added sugar (and fat, in some cases) on top of the alcohol itself. If wine is your drink of choice, ask for a wine spritzer. And one more tip: pace yourself! Drink slowly, and remember to drink water throughout the evening to stay adequately hydrated.
If you found these useful, read 4 more!