Keep Away form the Buffet!
It’s only natural to congregate around food. But when you plant yourself next to the buffet table or hors-d’oeuvre station, your risk of overeating skyrockets. “It’s like watching TV with a bag of chips in your lap—you keep grabbing for food regardless of whether you’re actually hungry or not,” says Susan Kleiner, Ph.D., R.D., author of The Powerfood Nutrition Plan. The fact that most holiday offerings are chock full of empty calories only makes the situation worse. “Work the room instead of sampling and re-sampling every dish in the buffet,” says Kleiner. “That’s the point of going to a party anyway—to socialize.”