Tips on Avoiding the Holiday Bulge

During the holiday season, there is so much activity that is centered around food and eating, especially when it is such a joyous time. Therefore, the time of year alone can make it hard to stay on your health regimen. Here are a few tips that might help you get past the holiday bulge;  1) Have a light but healthy snack before you start your holiday indulging, ie. eat a healthy snack before you leave for the holiday party or dinner.  2) Resist the urge to feel like you need to finish everything on your plate.  3) Eat at a slower pace and socialize more between visits to the buffet or hors d’oeuvres table.  4) Drink extra amounts of water to help you stay hydrated as well as satiated.  5) Keep moving, even if it simple movements, ie. around the buffet table.