On average, Americans gain 1 to 2 lbs. over the holiday season. These pounds seem minor, but after a few years these pounds can really add up. Here are 3 tips to help you sail through the holidays the healthy way:
- Never go to a party hungry – Have a high protein meal or snack before you go to the party to help minimize the amount of party food you eat.
- Don’t skip meals – The day of the party, eat your normal meals and snacks. If you try to “save” calories by not eating all day, you will likely eat more at the party than you intend to.
- Be Picky – Holiday meals tend to be large with many choices. Pick your favorite foods you can only get this time of year to enjoy, instead of trying everything offered.