Healthy Holiday Eating

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Stay heart-healthy with seasonal, healthy foods.

  • Eat a healthy snack before attending the obligatory holiday party so you aren’t as tempted.
  • Find seasonal, local foods at your farmer’s market.
  • Eat more vegetables, to help feel fuller longer so you avoid the sweets.
  • Keep munchies at least six feet away.
  • Take time to eat, and concentrate on your meal rather than rushing.
  • Eat breakfast.
  • Have sugar-free mints around all the time.
  • Do one thing healthy before you splurge.
  • Keep track of what you eat.
  • Don’t keep sweets at home. Design a small container to share small samples with your guests.
  • Use small plates and smaller serving utensils.
  • Pour drinks into tall, skinny glasses.
  • Eat with a group of people, rather than alone. You will eat up to 76 percent less.
  • Stay positive, don’t put yourself down.
  • Avoid fast-food places that use the color red. That can stimulate the appetite and cause you to eat more.