Eat Smart at Parties

Many of us find it a challenge to control our weight during the holidays. Try these strategies to help keep your eating in check.
  • If you're going to an evening party, cut down your calories during the day by filling up on fresh fruit, raw veggies, or yogurt. Take a 45-minute power walk, and then indulge without guilt (just don't go too wild).
  • Eat something before you go. If you're hungry when you arrive, no amount of willpower will keep you from inhaling the fried chicken fingers. A cup of soup or a small salad will help curb your appetite.
  • Be the slow-poke. Enjoy every bite; relish the aroma and flavor. You'll avoid the automatic eating that results in hundreds of calories.
  • Don't hover. Stay as far away as possible from the treat table. Fix your plate, and move along.