Eat, drink and be wary
(NC) - If you're worried about packing on winter weight, you're not alone. With the holiday season in full swing, it can be hard to stay on track with healthy eating habits.
Registered dietitian and nutrition expert, Lisa Rutledge, has the following three-step plan for keeping calories in check at the next social gathering;
1. Carry a clutch instead of a shoulder purse: It all starts before you leave the house. Plan to carry a clutch in one hand and a bottle of water in the other so it's hard to grab too many calorie-laden hors d'oeuvres. Also, try mingling in an area away from the table so it is harder to nibble.
2. Start small: Use a small plate when choosing foods. It will give you the illusion of eating more food than if you use a big plate and will help you eat more slowly. Plan out how many trips you want to make to the buffet before you start eating.
3. Eat what you like – in moderation: There's no reason to give up your favourite flavours. After scanning the buffet, give yourself permission to eat only the foods that you really love and aim for a small portion. Love soda pop? Rutledge suggests choosing diet versions of your favourite beverage or opting for Coke mini-cans, which offer smaller portion sizes.
By following these easy guidelines, you'll be able to handle the next party buffet like a pro and avoid any holiday weight gain.
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