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How can I avoid binge eating during the holiday season?

Ms. Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics Specialist

Tips to avoid binge eating during the holiday season:

  • Plan ahead.
  • Avoid skipping meals.
  • Practice portion control.
  • Savor your food at meals.
  • Focus on quality time spent with family/friends rather than on the meals.
  • Enjoy all foods in moderation.
Mrs. Marjorie Nolan Cohn
Nutrition & Dietetics Specialist

Try following these tips to avoid binging throughout the holiday season.

  • Don't go to a party hungry. Eat a light snack before going out.
  • Choose only the foods you really want and keep the portions small.
  • Make a conscious choice to limit high fat items. Fill up on lower calorie, nutrient dense foods such as fruits, veggies, lean meats and whole grain breads.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • When you arrive at a party, avoid rushing to the food. Go enjoy some conversation with friends and family first.
  • Eat slowly and enjoy each mouthful.
  • Hold your glass in the hand that you normally eat with to make finger foods less accessible.
  • Contrast flavors, textures and temperatures for more satisfaction in your eating.
  • Avoid grazing while. Little nibbles can really add up!
  • Be physically active every day. Take a walk after a meal if you can.

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