5 Diet Tips for Surviving Holiday Parties (Page 6)

5. Think Small

Take smaller sips and bites to trick your brain into eating 30 percent fewer calories. Studies find that when you take nibbles, chew your food longer and eat slower, your brain thinks you’ve eaten more. So nibble, don’t gobble, that pecan pie: by taking smaller bites and chewing more, you’ll naturally eat less—saving around 143 calories per serving.

Related: Impress your host by bringing one of our scrumptious 100-calorie cookies

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