Here is one of my favorite ways to fight holiday weight gain OR any other diet sabotaging pitch-ins, parties, cookouts, etc…
Take a dish that is healthy!
This means that you will have something to eat AND most likely, everyone else will be glad to have a healthy option. (I’ve never brought home leftover fruit salad!)
It doesn’t have to be something that takes hours to prepare, you can throw together a quick salad, take a veggie tray, a fruit salad for dessert or even a simple broth-based soup! Making sure there is something healthy that you can eat, helps to give you control in these situations. Yes, of course you can sample a couple of other dishes, but make sure to make a loop around the table before filling your plate. You want to use those calories on the best dishes only! :)