health and fitness expert, jillian michaels, dishes her top tips for snacking wisely this holiday season…
mind your munchies – going to a holiday soiree at night? opt for popchips instead of fried chips for lunch that day. or order the grilled chicken lettuce wrap versus the fried taco shell and add an extra scoop of guacamole instead of cheese that day.
pre-party – to reduce cravings, enjoy savory snacks packed with protein – such as a small bag of almonds, veggie sticks with hummus or popchips – before you head to holiday parties. when you arrive, the spread won’t seem as difficult to resist.
toothpick trick – it’s easy to be trapped by mindless eating at holiday soirees as the mini meatballs, mozzarella balls and fudge gets passed around. one trick is to utilize the toothpicks. every time you snack, hold onto the toothpick as a tangible reminder of how much you have consumed.