As the holidays approach, we think of celebrations with family and friends, and of food! Whether it is turkey and stuffing, pumpkin pies, potato latkes or Christmas cookies, food is an integral part of the holiday season. Yet for millions of Americans who worry about their weight, anticipating this myriad of delights creates great anxiety.
“How can I go to all of those parties and not overeat?” or “Why do I get through the whole evening without cheating and then find myself overeating at home?” are two of the common concerns expressed by dieters. While the ability to avoid fattening foods often leads to feelings of deprivation, indulging in these forbidden foods usually leads to feelings of guilt and weight gain, which interfere with the joy of the season.
Here are five ways to enjoy eating this holiday season without worry.
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