Every year around the holiday season time, U.S. citizens tend to gain a couple of pounds. Weight gain often escalates from there.
One way to resist the temptation to overeat at a large meal without having to settle for bland foods like carrots and celery is to forego everyday foods and sample new dishes. Figure out how many calories to be limited to , then choose the foods that fit within those calories. Eat slow and keep portions small.
Another way to help prevent weight gain over the holidays is to eat normal portions of food for breakfast and lunch on the day of a feast. Then eat a normal portion of food at the holiday feast. Eating throughout the day helps curb the hunger that creeps up in the evening just before a large banquet is served. Be sure to bring some healthy fruits and vegetables to the feast in the event those foods are not available.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day and with meals. After finishing a plate, get up from the table and enjoy a nice conversation with others who have finished eating.