By: Frank Williams Jr.
The eating and drinking done during Christmas Day alone can add up to more than 7,000 calories per person.
Here are a few tips to help you refrain from putting on the holiday pounds this year:
- Don’t multitask. Put down the phone, close the computer, turn off the TV and focus on your food.
- Sit Down. Don’t eat while standing at the counter or while looking through the fridge. Set a place for yourself at the table.
- Eat with chopsticks. Forks and spoons can be like little shovels when you eat too fast, and that allows you to take too much per bite – way too speedily! Using chopsticks, no matter what cuisine you’re eating, can help you learn to put smaller amounts in your mouth, one mouthful at a time.
- Chew wisely. Count your bites as you chew. Try and take at least 20 seconds to process each mouthful.