Tips to Keep From Overindulging This Holiday Season

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Shift Your Focus Away From Food:

  • Christmas carol with family/friends
  • Look at Christmas lights on foot
  • Watch or participate in a sporting event
  • Get involved in a board or card game
  • Spend quality time with family and friends
  • Shop till you drop
  • Decorate the Christmas tree

For the Party:

  • Take the edge off of hunger by eating a healthy snack before leaving home
  • Take an especially nutritious, low-calorie food to share with the group
  • Plan how you will spend your calories and carbs (survey the buffet table)
  • Indulge in a select few high fat, high sugar foods and keep portions small
  • Practice intentional eating — savor every bite
  • Be the life of the party and mingle – conversation is calorie free!

How to Handle Social Pressures:

  • Learn to say NO and get results
  • Distract yourself: chew gum, peppermint candy
  • Politely decline and change the subject
  • Move yourself physically away from…

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