1) TO SAVE CALORIES
Go easy when adding:
– Nuts, cheese, cream sauces, gravy, butter, whipped cream.
2) WEAR SNUG CLOTHES AND KEEP BUSY
– If you wear snug fitting clothes you will be less likely to overeat.
– If you keep busy you wont have time to think about food or eating.
– Add fun and games. The focus is to take your mind off of food and get your family and friends to be more active during holiday parties.
3) BE A FOOD SNOB
– Look for foods you really enjoy
– If you don’t like the food, don’t eat it
– You don’t have to sample everything
– Use a smaller plate if available
– Don’t go back for seconds
– Eat slowly and mindfully and savor every mouthful. Eating slow gives your body the chance to tell you that it is full, so you don’t overeat.
4) DON’T SKIP MEALS
– Always eat normally on the day you are going to a party. Those who skip meals to save calories tend to overeat once they get to the party. Start with a nourishing breakfast, a light lunch, and maybe a snack before the event.
5) SKIP THE APPETIZERS
– If you need a little something to nibble on before a meal, go for some vegetables, fruit, salsa or a small handful of nuts.
6) LIMIT THE VARIETY
– Eating a variety of different foods stimulates appetite. If you limit your choices to just a few items it would be easier to control than eating a little bit of 20 different dishes.
REMEMBER You don’t need to finish everything on your plate!