Holiday party guilt can put a big damper on the winter season. If you’re trying to watch your weight or maintain a healthy eating regimen over the holidays—the many office party toasts, cookie exchanges, holiday family feasts, and edible gifts from your Secret Santa can quickly land you on the “naughty” list.
Luckily, we have seven ways to help you avoid those holiday party weight gain no-no’s…
1. Starving Between Parties
Many folks who plan to overdo it when it comes to rich foods at potlucks plan to starve themselves between parties. However, this crash dieting method will only leave you ravenous come party time.
Starving yourself will cause your body sugar to crash, resulting in insatiable cravings and the tendency to binge at the feast. Starvation diets also lead to a slower metabolism. Do yourself a favor and bridge the gap between parties with light meals that focus on fresh produce, lean proteins, and complex carbohydrates.