Stay Away From Open-Ended Foods
"I coined the term 'open-ended foods' to describe the foods that don't make it clear when to stop eating them," she said. We're talking platters of cheese and crackers, chips and guacamole, nuts, popcorn, and bowls of candy. These highly addictive foods are hard to track and don't keep you full or satisfied, so you just keep reaching for more. Ilana sees with her clients that these foods are the main causes for unintentional weight gain.
If you want to eat open-ended foods at holiday parties, Ilana said to stick to veggies. "Veggies and dip are your holiday party friend, so if you don't think the host will have them, bring them yourself!"