It’s great to celebrate, but too much of a good time can often bring people down afterward.
Overeating can make you feel guilty. And although alcohol in moderation can loosen inhibitions and enhance celebrations, too much will lead to physical and mental symptoms that worsen mood.
Try to pace yourself when you know it’s going to be a long evening.
Sip your drink slowly rather than gulping it down. Sometimes, sparkling water with ice can be more refreshing than another cocktail.
Comfort eating is often a rationalization for overconsumption. Try to focus on when you feel full, and stop.
Eating more frequent, smaller meals throughout the day also will keep you from feeling famished when you sit down to your holiday feast — and that will help you avoid overindulging.
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