3 Genius Way to Outsmart Overeating for the Holidays
The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year—but with tempting treats at every turn, the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve can also be the most challenging time of year to stay on track. It’s not surprising that the average American gains approximately one to two pounds in November and December. And while the number on the scale may only slightly change, most people never lose the extra holiday weight.Stay on track with my customized meal plans >> here
Focus on your seasonal favorites
Choose your calories wisely. Instead of eating everything in site, see what is there and decide from there. Yes, you will be tempted and it is okay to enjoy but stay focus on what you really want to eat. Also be mindful of how much but in the end one day of enjoyment will not ruin all your hard work.
Snack smart before you dine
What?! Yes, snack before you dine.The most satisfying snacks have protein, fiber, or both to help keep blood sugar levels in check. Some great choices include a hard-boiled egg with a piece of fruit, a handful of nuts, or an apple or pear with nut butter.
Dress up a mocktail
Party-goers often rely on alcohol to put them in a festive mood, but you can trick out your non-alcoholic drinks with glassware and garnishes that give you the special, feel-good feelings minus all the boozy calories. Try this: Fill up a champagne glass with your favorite seltzer garnished with fresh pomegranate arils, or fill a brandy glass with low-fat eggnog topped with nutmeg and cinnamon.