The holidays are a whirlwind of parties and happy hours, so here are tips of how to survive the holiday season in a healthy way. Even though you may want to eat the treats and sweets, it pays off to choose wisely when you are at holiday parties. It is best to choose your first buffet picks wisely, you will be thankful by the time you are making your new year's resolutions. Health research suggests that you'll consume the largest quantity of the foods that you eat first, so set yourself up for success by starting with something low-calorie. Try fresh veggies and fruit instead of the more fatty choices.
That should be the same mindset when it comes to alcohol. Simply count 1-2-3 when pouring yourself a glass of wine, to get an estimated 5-ounce serving. Don't rely on just filling up a glass halfway and more, since many glasses are half full with 10 ounces of wine, which quickly turns that 125-calorie glass into a 250-calorie one, so again, it is wise to watch your portions.
Finally, what you wear can determine how much you end up eating. The tighter your clothes the better when it comes to surviving the holiday party. If you wear loose clothes, you may not feel that you are full. If you feel you need to loosen your belt, that may be a sign you are eating too much.
Have fun at the holiday party in a healthy manner! Mele Kalikimaka!