Follow these tips round the clock to avoid holiday overeating.
By Toni Gasparis
It’s that time of year – the time of lots of parties and the overeating that comes along with it. While the holidays can be an exciting time to see family and friends and have some fun, they can also cause a lot of stress for fear of gaining weight. Use these tips from Dr. Oz’s trusted experts to arm yourself with the hourly tools needed to make sure you get through each party this season without added guilt.
Take a deep breath and remember not to give into peer pressure tonight at your event. When you are around friends, family, and food it can be easy to throw healthy eating practices out the window. Swanson says a common pitfall with holiday gatherings is to succumb to the mentality that you deserve to eat high-fat and high-sugar foods this time of year. “The holiday spirit is about spending time together and enjoying the festivities; weight gain certainly doesn’t need to be a byproduct of cherishing this time of year,” Swanson says. Plus, if you watch what you eat now, you don’t have to stress about making an annual New Year’s resolution to lose weight.