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.
Form your alcohol plan for the night. Feller says that this is one of the most important pieces to remember when preparing for holiday parties. Mixed drinks with juice and soda “flood your system with sugar and cause unstable blood sugar” which will make you crave food. Plus, if your inhibitions are lowered you are more likely to make bad food decisions that will wreck your weight loss progress. Feller recommends choosing red wine or Prosecco and limiting yourself to one or two drinks. Swanson and Kirkpatrick advise you to steer clear of the eggnog which can be 350 calories before you add in the alcohol. Family physician and Associate Professor at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Jennifer Caudle, recommends alternating your alcohol with water in order to achieve the most controlled success.