Monday, December 9, 2013

More Holiday Eating Tips

I wanted to stop by and give you a few more tips on avoiding weight gain during the holidays.  I know its hard to control your eating and its difficult to pass up all that great looking food.  So here are a few more tips....

  • When at the food tables, eat more fruits and vegetables.  
  • Try using a smaller plate. It fills up quicker, doesn't it?
  • Stay away from alcohol.  Not only is it full of empty calories, but it lowers your resistance to saying no to foods you need to stay away from.
  • Eat lightly the day of the party so you're not starving when you get there. 
  • Squeeze in an extra work out the day of the party to burn calories.
  • Try Greek yogurt and fruit just before you leave for the party.
  • Take a few small bites of your indulgent food and leave the rest on your plate.
  • Talk, more than you eat.
  • Drink plenty of water.
Don't beat yourself up if you slip up once or twice.  Just get back on your maintenance program the next day and do a little extra exercise.

Have fun and be safe this holiday season.