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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

Use these good-for-you ideas from our food director/registered dietitian to make better party-food decisions (without depriving yourself of anything!) this season.

By Regina Ragone

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Focus

Have you ever had a full plate of food in front of you, only to look down a few minutes later to find it gone? In all likelihood, you ate while you were talking to someone or doing something else, like watching TV, which leads to overeating. So try to really concentrate. Appreciate how the food looks before you put it in your mouth.

Take the time to chew every bite. Identify the flavors and textures. Stop and savor between bites. You will eat less without feeling deprived.

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