1) Make smart choices at holiday parties
“Focus on foods that have a high thermogenic effect, such as celery and carrots. Your body expends a significant amount of energy to burn the calories associated with consuming something as simple as celery. And eat foods that are primarily protein-based or complex carbohydrate-based. Proteins and complex carbohydrates require more energy to digest and therefore contribute to caloric burn.”
2) Have a healthy snack before attending parties to avoid overeating.
“Pair a complex carbohydrate such as a piece of whole-grain toast with a quality protein such as a half-cup of low-fat cottage cheese. You will get the feeling of being full without consuming too many calories.”