Holiday Food Temptations and How to Beat Them
Food Temptation—Your Mom Makes Delicious, Straight-to-the-Hips Holiday Treats
How to Beat It: It would hurt your mom’s feelings if you turned down her famous baked goodies! Instead, plan for it. Studies suggest that feeling deprived—even if you are consuming plenty of calories—can actually trigger overeating. Making any food off-limits just increases its allure: you can’t avoid a trigger food your whole life, but you can learn how to eat in moderation the foods you tend to binge on. If your mom’s decadent holiday treats are your downfall, make room in your diet to eat them. If it’s too tempting to keep them in your house, try not to bring any home or, if you do, share some with a friend.