If you're going to parties instead of giving them, here are a number of ways to help you avoid falling off the nutrition bandwagon:
· Don't arrive with an empty stomach; have a light snack at home first so you're less likely to overindulge
· Don't head straight for the buffet table; spend more time socializing and less time eating and drinking
· Limit your portion size; you don't have to skip your favorite foods entirely, just let yourself enjoy smaller servings
· Give yourself time to feel “full” – eat slowly and take a break from the buffet table frequently.
Finally, don't be a victim of "all or nothing" thinking.
If you do overindulge at one or two meals, don't let that be an excuse to keep overeating for weeks.
By going back on your healthy eating and exercise plan, you can avoid those extra holiday pounds - and give yourself the gift of good health!
Most important of all is to enjoy the holiday season and the opportunities it provides to enjoy the company of good friends and family – that’s really what the holidays are all about!