The perfect time to tweak your diet is now...prior to the onslaught of rich and tempting main course foods, sugar laden desserts, and snacks on every counter.
Now, before you label me a party-pooper-rest easily that if...you begin the 'season' of food with a plan, and stick to it-you will enjoy the feasting just as much and walk into the new year with no extra pounds to haunt you until next October :)
Many make the mistake of depending on the next party or gathering to eat-when we do this we are left with options out of our control to fill our needs.
Make simple and healthy meals at home-eat before you go out...then you can pick and choose from the offerings in a manner that doesn't fill you with unwanted or needed calories and carbs.
Concentrate on the guest, join in on good conversations ( start one ) and through it all...keep a glass of water ( after one glass of your favorite sipping tonic ) in hand...water with lemon, lime, or any fruit/berry that is available is a good choice. This will keep your appetite in check, fill the need for something in your hands, and your body will thank you for the hydration.
Happy Holiday Season