When Snacks Attack
One difficult part of watching your waist during the holidays is all of the time you spend with snacks nearby.

To reduce the impulse to mindlessly munch, buy walnuts in the shell. The time it takes to shell a single serving—roughly one ounce or about 14 halves—may help you avoid overeating.

Dr. Oz also recommends keeping mint breath strips around. They can satisfy the desire to taste and satisfy your brain's craving center.