#3. Protein and produce is king!
It’s easy to find protein at holiday meals: shrimp, turkey, ham, cheese, or beans. There are also often sources of produce that can help your body feel nourished- think veggie trays with hummus dips, green bean dishes, cranberry relish, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and more.
After you make a base of produce and protein, sprinkle in your favorite treats. When we say favorite treats, we mean the things that will bring you the most enjoyment, not the things that you eat just because they’re there.
This is an exercise in mindfulness, not a exercise in restraint. Practice presence for your meal experience, and you’ll find much greater satisfaction in the things you consume.