Saturday, 24 November 2007

Tips On How To Avoid Overeating

Now that the holiday season is upon us, temptation is lurking everywhere! Here are some tips to help you resist overeating.

First, you are invited out. You will be tempted to graze too long at the buffet. First tip is to drink at least a glass of water an hour before you go out. Water has zero calories and will help to make you feel full, so you will eat less.

Second thing I do is alternate wine with water- so one glass of wine followed by one glass of water and so on. I also try to make sure that nobody will fill my wine glass right up to the top. You can cut your alcohol consumption by at least half !

If I am buffet grazing, I always try to take very small helpings and then find a seat and preferably away from that tempting table!

I always go very easy on stuffing and gravy – just a little sample to remind me what they taste like. Also try to fill up on cranberry sauce – cranberries are great antioxidants.

When it comes to sweets and desserts, temptation is even stronger as the pies are scrumptious. Well, pecan pie with whipped full fat cream will fill me up with 700 calories ! That is half your daily amount of calories! A healthy alternative is pumpkin pie and forget the cream.

Last but not least, forget the doggy bags – it is just prolonging the temptation.

After all the holidays are over, the average American will have put on 5 pounds but if you follow my advice above, you will not be one of them !

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