Health Tip: Easy on the Holiday Buffets12/05/11
(HealthDay News) -- Too many holiday party buffet tables loaded
with decadent treats can lead to overstuffed plates -- and
The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions to limit your
calorie intake when you hit the holiday buffet:
- Fill a small plate with fresh veggies, taking care to limit or
avoid buttery crackers, creamy spreads and dips, meat and cheese.
- Skip sauces, or choose those that are vegetable- or broth-based
instead of creamy sauces or gravies.
- Stick to lighter desserts such as fruit, Jell-O, angel food
cake or gingersnaps -- if you have to have a decadent dessert, make
it a very small serving.
- Limit yourself to one to two drinks, and choose low-calorie
drinks like wine or beer.
- Choose calorie-free non-alcoholic drinks like unsweetened tea,
coffee, hot tea or water.
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