Don't you just love the holiday season?
It's the most wonderful time of the year when you're surrounded by friends, family and food...and food...and food.
And while that may be your favorite part of the holidays, for me and others like me who are trying really hard to stick to our healthy meal plan, it can be one test of will power after another.
In fact just looking at this video over my shoulder is making me hungry.
But have no fear, with a little planning you can sail right through.
First, make sure you have a strategy.
Maybe eating at home before going to the party is the best way for you to avoid temptation.
And practice how you going to graciously decline your aunt's special casserole, no matter how thick she lays on the guilt.
If you still want to partake, grab a plate and fill it up once.
This can help you avoid picking up food and snacking directly from serving dishes all night.
Another great way to make sure you can eat at an event is to simply bring your own dish.
Make something that falls in line with what you can eat and share it with the crowd.
If all else fails, move yourself over to the dance floor.
It's a great way to burn calories.
Or you can play a game like the "Elephant Game."
It's hard to eat and play at the same time.
The Closed Caption version of this video can be found here:
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Sticking to your diet during the holidays (ASL - 12.6.19)
Posted on 12/07/2019