3 Tips for Surviving Holiday Buffets

Tips for holiday buffets

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza…they’re are coming up, and some of us are already feeling the guilt of all those “bad foods” we’re not going to be able to resist!

If you’re watching your intake for medical reasons, trying to keep the extra pounds off, or just want to stay clean and healthy through the holidays, here are three quick tips:

1. For those holiday buffets, either at a friend’s house, or eating out, plan to go through the line TWICE. On the first pass, look at everything, but only plate reasonable portions of the best, healthiest options.

2. Then immediately go BACK through the line (same plate) and add a small portion of the two best-looking, but “not-as-healthy options” that had you drooling the first time through!

3. OR…skip the second trip and indulge in a small dessert.

It’s not about denying yourself, it’s about having choices, and making the right ones.


Chef Perry

(This is an excerpt from our upcoming “Keeping the Holidays Healthy” free class at the  Diabetes Support Group at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Wed, Nov 12, 2014 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Please join us!)

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