I heard the cry across the office and immediately knew the pain behind it...
She shared 10 tips to help navigate the next few weeks in the office and at parties.
Don't skip meals.
Bring a healthy dish.
, one that can also be laden with calories. Alter suggests going against the grain and bringing a healthy option. She likes bringing decoratively sliced pineapple dressed up with other attractive fruits like kiwi and grapes. That way you know you'll have at least one healthy option on your dish.
Think about the drink.
You can't have a Christmas party without eggnog. But at 200 calories for a 4-ounce serving, maybe you can. Liquids also don't make you feel as full as solid food does, so you also consume more calories than you think.
Use a smaller plate.
Put down your fork and take sips of water after a few bites. It can take 20 minutes for your brain to get the message your stomach is full. Take a break before going for seconds.
Talk more, eat less.
Signal the end of the meal.
Can you brush your teeth after you eat? If not try, grab some sugarless gum or a mint. Any of those will signal to your body you're done eating, Alter said.
Walk it off.
So maybe you did consume a few too many calories. All is not lost, Alter said. Find ways to add physical activity into the mix. Do some seated exercises at your desk. Park further away from the office or store while shopping.