All of the holiday treats and temptations on the table can make for a difficult time managing your weight and portion control. While it’s okay to indulge from time to time, it’s important to make smart choices to help keep your plate balanced.
According to the USDA’s MyPlate recommendations, half of your plate should consist of fruit and vegetables, accompanied by grains, protein and dairy. You may find it hard to have this much balance on your plate during the holidays, but planning in advance and thinking through your meal choices can be a huge help for keeping your plate (and waistline!) in check.
Goutham Rao, MD, Family Medicine physician at NorthShore, gives his insight on how to plan your portions and still be able to enjoy the holidays:
What is your favorite holiday treat? What do you do to resist temptation and overeating?