By Sarah Wexler, Allure magazine
Last week, I went into the Allure holiday party with the best intentions to drink seltzer and snack on vegetable crudites; instead, I downed a glass of wine and puff pastry-hors d'oeuvres. It can happen.
Factor in a lot of people having big family feasts over Christmas, and the upcoming New Year's Eye parties, and there are a lot of opportunities to enter 2011 heavier than you want to be. Here are some easy ways to curb over-eating.
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1. Don't eat anything tan. That cardboard color usually means it's a fried little caloric bomb. Instead, go for brightly colored foods like vegetables or salmon. Most hors d'oeuvres are about 100 calories per bite, which doesn't seem bad until you realize you consumed hundreds of calories but still feel hungry for a real dinner.