Learn how to avoid overeating at a holiday party.
By Stepfanie Romine, editor of SparkRecipes.com
Temptations abound at parties, but celebration doesn't have to mean overindulgence. Follow these tips to stay on track during the holidays.
Say no the first time to passed hors d'oeuvres. Chances are good that food will come around again. See what's being served before you decide what to eat. (Learn more Nice Ways to Say 'No' to Food Pushers)
Limit your alcohol. Inhibitions are lowered with every drink, and those cocktails aren't calorie free. Alternate alcohol with water or another calorie free drink. And don't combine alcohol with caffeine. Caffeine speeds up the rate at which alcohol is metabolized, and it masks the effect of the alcohol.
Eat before you go. Don't go to a party starving. Eat a hard-boiled egg and an apple, a banana with some peanut butter or a slice of turkey. The protein will fill you up for few calories. You'll be less likely to binge if you're not overly hungry.
Treat appetizers as a meal. If you're going