Did you know that the average holiday meal contains about 4,500 calories and over 200 grams of fat? Here are some tips to help your health (and your weight) weather the holidays:
- Don't write off November-January as a total loss and as a result eat mindlessly the entire time. Continue to eat healthy and exercise each day.
- Don't starve yourself the day of a party thinking you'll save up the calories. By the time you arrive, you'll be so ravenous you'll eat everything in sight. Eating small, healthy meals throughout the day will help you to maintain control once you get to the party.
- Offer to bring a dish to the party that you like and that is healthy so that you can be sure there will be something for you to eat.
- While the appetizers are being served, walk around with a small plate with some food on it, healthy food if there is any. Your host will be less likely to continue to offer you food if you already have something on your plate. You can use this same tip during dinner as well.
If you do overindulge, get right back on the wagon the next morning and have a blessed holiday season!
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