Here are seven ways to keep you feeling good on your way to 2018.
1. Don't skip breakfast
Making sure you have a breakfast routine fires up your metabolism and keeps day long cravings and overeating at bay, especially if it's a day of Christmas parties.
2. Drink water
And lots of it! Often we mistake thirst for hunger. Drink your water throughout the day and have a large glass before your meals and keep sipping throughout the day.
3. Check your plate
Fill half of your plate with salad and veggies then shoot for a quarter of it for your starch and the other quarter with your choice protein. Eye balling your plate proportions gives you lots of wiggle room to enjoy your favorite holiday treats.
4. Don't go overboard
Instead of that gigantic slice of pie, go for one just enough to satisfy your craving, cut your wine with club soda to make a festive holiday spritzer, cut down on putting cheese on every single thing, make your plate and walk away from the food table to really enjoy what’s in front of you instead of mindlessly nibbling while hovering and chatting and remember you don’t have to finish everything on your plate.
5. Get those steps in
Apart from your usual exercise regimen, use the opportunity to walk more while shopping!