Reach for a smaller plate
Portion control is king during this time of year, says Gisela Bouvier, a registered dietitian in Port Charlotte, Florida. “Use a smaller plate and focus on loading it up with vegetables and lean proteins in the buffet line,” she advises. Try these daily habits that help you reduce belly bloat.
Don’t arrive to your holiday meal starving
Eat a solid, filling breakfast and lunch including protein and have a healthy snack before leaving the house so you aren’t starving when you get to the dinner or party, advises, Diane Sanfilippo, a certified nutrition consultant in San Francisco and author of The 21-Day Sugar Detox. “Chances are you won’t be walking in and eating immediately, so if you aren’t starving when you get there, you won’t be as tempted by the cheese and crackers and other overly indulgent appetizers,” she says. Here’s how to lose belly fat without exercising.