Make a conscious decision to focus on the fellowship, catching up on people's lives, relaxing, and the spirit of the season ... not on the food. Don't lose sight of what the holidays are really about.
Willpower won't get you far when you start soaking up the sights and sounds of the holidays.
You don't have to tell everyone you brought a high-response cost, high-yield food as your dish!
One of the worst mistakes you can make is to show up hungry and not have the right foods around. If you know you're headed to a target-rich environment, don't stack the odds against you.
If you've eaten three appetizers already, you should cut back on your entree.
Literally, where you're standing in the room can make a huge difference in how much food you end up eating.
Remember that alcohol slows your metabolism and reduces your inhibitions, which can lead to overeating.
That way, you'll only want a few bites of the other goodies that really aren't so good for you.
Keep an eye on each other to avoid overeating.
Plan what you're going to eat and write it down.
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