In the past I was a vicitm of the Holiday Temptations. I like everyone else got stressed from the Holidays and become an emotional eater. Its easy to do but it is even easier to "undo." Wheather your attending a party or just visiting with family & friends, making good food choices will only put you that much closer to your goals. Here are some tips to plan ahead for Holiday eating.
Before going to a party where you are not sure what they will be serving; eat a meal ahead of time. This way if there is nothing healthy for you to eat your not tempted.
Warn the party host ahead of time that you will be bringing your own food. If it is friends or family hosting the party I am sure they will support your goals.
Drink a 10 ounce Glass of water before you sit down to a meal. This will fill you up so you won't have the desire to stuff yourself full of foods that you will pay for later at the gym.
If you want to celebrate by having an alcoholic drink then choose lower calorie drinks like a 4-6 ounce glass of red wine or a diet tonic with vodka.
If you choose to have your Holiday meal on your "rewards day," don't go overbored. Chose ONE food that is a "10" to you and make sure you sit down and really enjoy it as it truly is a reward for all of you hard work you have accomplished so far in your health journey.
Using tips like these have made the Holidays more managable for me and I know they will do the same for you. BE STRONG! ;0)