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How to Prevent Holiday Overeating

Our environment is filled with food messages--most designed to make us eat more.

Food may be everywhere, but most of us need to tune out the "eat" messages! Here are three suggestions on how to do just that from the Harvard Nutrition Source:

  1. Pay attention to the food you are about to put in your mouth. Technology-free meals can help.
  2. Watch out for sugar and salt--they stimulate the taste buds, but are usually associated with high calorie, processed foods.
  3. Let meal times be a way of honoring real hunger--not a way to fulfill comfort-food cravings.

PositiveTip: If you "crave and cave" delay your response until you can "pause and pass."