Holiday Food Temptations and How to Beat Them
Food Temptation—The Food Court at the Mall While You're Holiday Shopping
How to Beat It: Plan ahead! You’ve been to the mall before, you know what food kiosks are there. Go online before you leave the house and look at the nutrition information to find a healthy lunch option. Aim for one that’s lower in calories (less than 500, ideally 350 to 400) and offers both fiber and protein to power you through an afternoon of shopping. Also, pack snacks in your purse. Going long stretches without eating can trigger you to overeat so even your best intentions can—and likely will—fall by the wayside if you hit the food court ravenous.