Eat, drink and…drop a dress size? Yes! These easy strategies let you make merry without endangering your waistline. In fact, you could end the year 10 pounds lighter.
Rule 1: Start The Day Off Right
It's never a bad idea to eat a healthy breakfast, but on the day of a party or celebration, it's crucial. A balanced morning meal sets you in the right direction—nutritionally and psychologically, putting you in a feel-good mind-set you want to sustain all day long. Be sure to include protein, some healthy fats, and whole grains or fruits or veggies, all of which can help you stay satisfied for hours. Try scrambled eggs in a whole-grain tortilla with a few slices of avocado, or plain Greek yogurt topped with berries and sliced almonds or chopped walnuts.