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5 Diet Tips for Surviving Holiday Parties (Page 5)

4. Downsize Your Plate

Downsize your plate to trick your brain into thinking you are eating more. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average number of calories eaten at a holiday dinner is a shocking 3,000, and that doesn’t count pre-dinner snacking. Use an appetizer or salad plate instead of a dinner plate and eat 40 percent less, cutting 1,200 calories.

Related: See our favorite low-cal dinner recipes here

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