Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Elizabeth Somer, Registered Dietitian and author of Eat Your Way to Happiness assured us that holiday weight gain is not a decree. Here are her tips for making the right choices before you leave home for the party.

Be choosey. Decide ahead of time to attend only the parties and eat only those foods that are most importnat to the tradition of the holidays and New Year.

Don't skip meals. Skipping breakfast to bank the calories will lead to overeating at the party. So front load your calories by eating a light and healthful breakfast and lunch.

Sample, don't gorge. The enjoyment of tasting new foods come in the first few bites, Savor the flavor on one appetizer, but don't eat the whole bowl.

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