Set realistic goals:
Tip number 4 for healthy holiday eating has to do more with the scale than the food. If you’ve been trying to lose weight it’s time to reevaluate that goal during the holiday season. Most people gain, albeit not a whole lot – usually 1 to 2 pounds – but it’s still a gain. So during this holiday season set realistic goals. Don’t expect to lose. Aim to maintain your weight. Allow yourself small amounts of holiday favorites when you’re out and enjoy them. You’ll be more satisfied and less likely to feel deprived. Keep to your exercise routine to help prevent weight gain and promote weight maintenance. And above all, enjoy the time with family and friends.