How to diet during the holiday season (Is it possible?)

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The holiday season is upon us, and that means temptation is everywhere. From office parties to family gatherings, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in delicious (and often unhealthy) foods.

If you’re trying to stay on track with your diet, it can be tough to resist all of the tempting treats. But it’s not impossible! With a little planning and willpower, you can make it through the holidays without packing on the pounds.

Here are some tips for sticking to your diet during the holiday season:

Plan ahead

If you know you’ll be attending a party or gathering where there will be food, eat something healthy beforehand so you’re not as tempted to indulge. If you are responsible of bringing a dish or an appetizer, make sure that dish is something you can eat.

Avoid alcohol

Alcohol can quickly add empty calories to your diet and lower your inhibitions, making it more likely that you’ll overeat. But if you still want to celebrate the holidays with a alcoholic drink, there are a few drinks that you can have that are best for when you are dieting.

  • Clear liquor mixed with soda water and citrus
  • Champagne and wine
  • Light beer
  • Scotch on the rocks
  • Martini straight up

Exercise portion control

When you do indulge, make sure to do so in moderation. Don’t go back for seconds (or thirds!) and be mindful of how much you’re eating.

Stay positive

The holidays are a time to enjoy yourself, not to stress out about staying on a diet. If you slip up, don’t beat yourself up – just get back on track and focus on enjoying the time with family and friends.

Enlist Support

Buddy up! Ask a close friend or family to help keep you on track and keep them close during gatherings and events where food is present. This person can help you make better decisions because you are doing it together and keeping each other accountable.

Fill up on veggies

During the holidays, it can be easy to get caught up in all of the rich food and forget about eating your veggies. Make sure to fill up your plate with plenty of vegetables so you don’t overindulge on the less healthy options.

Turn to low-sugar alternatives

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