Thanksgiving will be here soon. Then there are the endless parties throughout December right up until New Year's. All those pastries... Ugh. Your waistline groans just thinking about it.
It doesn't have to be that way. You can control your weight during the holidays. It just takes some self control and a little planning. But, that doesn't mean you have to miss out.
1. Cocktails are high calorie. But, you don't want to skip out on alcohol during the festivities. Why not try a wine spritzer? You get some health benefits with the wine but the addition of sparkling water cuts out some calories.
2. Load up on veggies. Visit the crudites platter. When piling your plate at a buffet, a good rule of thumb is to let half your plate be devoted to fruits and veggies. You can still have that lasagna, just balance it out with loads of veggies.
3. Save room for dessert, but keep the portion small. And why not eat dessert? A small portion won't hurt. Just leave room for it, and balance that rich cake out with a portion of fruit.
4. Drink plenty of water. It will help control your weight and make your skin glow, not to mention the fact that it can prevent hangovers if you've had one glass of wine too many.
Do you have any favorite holiday weight control tips? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will post them in my e-zine.