Look at the Holiday Meals as a Marathon, Not a Sprint
When you arrive at a party, don't immediately run to the food. Think about how many hours you plan on being there and try to pace yourself accordingly. "If I know it's a three-hour buffet dinner, I may not start eating until an hour into being there," Illana said. She encourages clients to first focus on drinking lots of water and talking to people, so they don't risk overeating unintentionally.