Tips for Navigating Holiday Gatherings (i.e. the food)!

healthy eating holidays Dec 20, 2017
 

By: Rachelle Burrup

With the holidays there are a lot of social gatherings coming up that naturally involve a fair amount of food. These gatherings can provide a lot of opportunities to derail us and/or distract us from our goals like eating well and not overeating.

Today I have a couple of tips to help you navigate those gatherings and stay in control of them...

Tip #1 - Always keep a glass of water in your hand. A glass of water in hand will remind you to drink water and therefore help you stay hydrated. It will also give you something to do with your hands thereby making it difficult to mindlessly grab a snack from the food tray passing by or the snack bowl near you. A glass of water will keep your hands occupied, making it less likely the generous host or hostess is constantly offering you food because you look "busy" with that water in hand.

Tip #2 - Scan the food options. If you attended the same party last year, prepare...

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