Your Guide to Holiday Portions

Use these simple portion-control tricks to keep your diet in check and fend off weight gain this holiday season

November 16, 2011

Mitch Mandel
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Between family dinners and round-the-clock parties, it's easy to overdo it during the holidays--but you don't have to resign yourself to wearing elastic-waist pants at the dinner table. We asked celebrity nutritionist Robert Reames, CNC, a member of the Gold's Gym Fitness Institute, and Nancy Clark, RD, a sports nutritionist based in West Newton, MA, for strategies to help control consumption this season. Don't worry, you can still eat your favorite foods--the trick is to keep portions in check. (Search: What are the most popular holiday foods?) These smart strategies will help you eyeball appropriate servings of holiday mainstays like candied yams, pumpkin pie, and prime rib so you can enjoy all the flavors of the season.

Read on for your holiday portion-control guide.

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