Eat Before You Go
Another strategy to use during the holidays is to fill your stomach with good lean foods before going to a party where you know you’ll be tempted. Just like mom always told us, be sure to eat before you go to a social event or holiday party. If you fill your belly with healthy treats before you head out to your event, it can help reduce the amount of calories you would normally ingest with less desirable high calorie treats! This is one rule that I personally live by all year round.
On the day of a party, be sure to eat regularly all day long. If the party is in the evening, eat breakfast, lunch and a snack before hand (just as you would on any other day). Once you are at the party, allow yourself that one drink or that one dessert (whatever you’ve decided you want) and then stop! You won’t be tempted to eat too much of those unplanned foods if you eat something healthy beforehand.