It might be hard to eat healthy during the holiday but a few tricks might make things easier.
Cleaning our plate is often linked to our feeling of satisfaction so one thing you could try is a smaller plate. Therefore, Barbara Troy, Marquette University Clinical Assistant Professor of Dietetics, suggests grabbing a smaller plate, like a dessert plate, for the dinner buffett.
The dietician says it takes 15 to 20 minutes for your body to tell you it's full. Therefore she says slow down the dining process, which involves putting utensils down between conversations or setting down your plate if you are standing up.
Troy says strategically eating foods in certain order will satisfy your hunger more efficiently, this includes eating proteins first.
As far as sweets, Troy suggests smaller portions like one cookie instead of a handful.