The holiday season is here! Here are three tips that will help you indulge without feeling too guilty

 

1. Less is more

It’s very easy to overload plates with the abundance available at this time of year. Instead, try using a smaller plate to automatically reduce the portion size. This allows for enjoying a few bites of everything without that heavy, overfull feeling that can happen all too easily.

 

2. Out of sight, out of mind

Keep holiday treats in the pantry or tucked away instead of out where they’re highly visible. If in view, they’re way too easy to grab and eat. Try keeping a bowl of washed fresh fruit like apples, oranges and in-season pomegranate at the ready in the fridge.

 

3. Be mindful

Don’t refrain entirely from enjoying the higher fat and higher sugar holiday goodies, but savour them slowly and with mindful attention. This proven strategy results in eating less.