Holiday Eating Tips
- Release expectations. Accept what is!
- Focus on what you are grateful for.
- Don’t skip meals. This backfires because you come up to the next meal over hungry and eat more than intended.
- Fill your plate ½ full with non-starchy veggies.
- Limit your total carbohydrate intake. Pick your favorite starch at a holiday meal.
- Use a plate for even the smallest snack – you’ll eat less
- Eat slowly and enjoy each mouthful.
- Hold your glass in the hand that you normally eat with to make finger foods less accessible.
- Eat only when you are hungry and not because food is near. Move food so it’s not right in front of you or in your eyesight.
- Choose only the foods you really want and keep the portions small.
- Don’t hang out near the food. If you want to stay at the table for social time, move your plate away or put salt on it to make it not taste good.
- Write a list of things to do other than eat (take a walk, call a friend, or try a new craft)
- Contrast flavors, textures, colors and temperatures for more satisfaction in your eating.
- Drink water with lemon or seltzer water. Ideally we work toward 8 glasses of water per day