Does your mouth water just thinking about pecan pie and sweet potato casserole? Strict dieting and trying to steer clear of delicious holiday foods can cause a lot of stress and needless pressure. Instead of dieting this year, commit to mindful eating.
The One-Minute Fix: Let "Eat, drink and be mindful" be your motto. Don't swear off holiday treats. Instead, give yourself permission—with a caveat. Focus on eating special holiday foods mindfully. Before you get started, sit down. Put aside whatever you are doing. When you eat, just eat. If you are distracted, you can eat an entire plate of fudge and not taste one bite. Savor. Tune in to the texture, temperature and flavor of each spoonful.