Overeating can be the “norm” during the holidays. To prevent the need for New Year’s resolutions, keep these tips in mind:
• Spend less time around the table. Take a walk, play a game, move to a room where food is not the focus.
• Take small portions. The first two to three bites are actually the best tasting.
• Substitute lower fat or sweetener options in your holiday cooking.
• Stick to your regular exercise routine.
Mary Cluskey, RD, associate professor, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences