Standing in my parents' bathroom after Thanksgiving, I made a quick promise to myself that I would only eat carrot sticks and watery gruel for the next several years. Then I went downstairs and ate a cider donut and asked the kitchen at large, "Has anyone seen the rest of the stuffing?"
With Thanksgiving the start of the holiday season, temptations are all around us. However, if you practice portion control along with following some other simple healthy tips, you can enjoy your favorite foods without gaining a pound.
The holidays can be a challenging time to stay on course with our healthier diets, but this is not because the dinners have to be fattening; it's because we have our own expectations of what the holidays have to be -- full of fattening food.
While the holidays are a time to get together with family and friends, every party and gathering is also an excuse to take a holiday from your healthy heating habits... before you know it your pants are too tight.