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Holiday Eating Survival Guide: Pass the Appetizers

Is there a holiday party in your near future. Those appetizers tend to be packed with calories, but I have a trick to prevent overeating.

We all know that it's best not to arrive on an empty stomach since that leaves you absolutely ravenous for anything in sight. After munching on a healthy snack before you leave the house, employ this strategy when you arrive. If appetizer platters are passed, decline the first time you're offered each type of hors d'oeuvres. Chances are all the appetizers will make a second appearance later in the evening.

This will allow you to check out your food options, so you're not wasting your calories on something that you don't really want. You'll be more satisfied knowing that you indulged on food that you truly enjoy and didn't just jump at the first thing presented to you. On top of that, you'll likely consume less calories throughout the night.

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Spectra Spectra 6 years
We don't really "do" appetizers in my family--too frou frou. We always just have a big buffet and everyone eats what they want. None of it is every all that appetizing to me, so eating too much at Christmastime isn't ever a problem for me.
imLissy imLissy 6 years
the appetizers are the best part!
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