Stop and smell the sweets
You can keep a stash of fudge around during the holidays without worrying about putting on extra pounds. How? Try these tips from Susan Albers, PsyD, author of Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful.Â
Downsize your sweets
You just got a 2-pound tin of toffee? Put some in the freezer, store four or five pieces for yourself in the cabinet, and give the rest of away.
Use a plate
Don’t nibble while standing up at a party or decorating the tree. Sit down at a table with your plate so you can focus on your food and keep track of what you’re eating.
Mind your bites
Slow down and savor the food’s smell and texture. Many people find they don’t have to eat so much with this approach.
A lot of people restrict what they eat before the holidays and then overeat when they hit the scrumptious buffet. Instead, eat mindfully for about a week before the holiday bash so you won’t feel deprived and go on a binge.