Stick to your diet
Attempting to avoid holiday treats is just asking for a binge — not to mention the inevitable post-indulgence guilt, says B.C. registered dietitian Patricia Chuey. Instead, try what she calls the pleasure principle: If you’re going to indulge, go for the good stuff. “Have gourmet chocolate rather than waxy dollar-store Santas. Or choose a wine you really like and savour it,” she says. Besides, it’s really not hard to find healthy seasonal eats: Everyone’s serving up turkey (low-fat, high-quality protein), mandarins and clementines (vitamin C and fibre), and squash (fibre and antioxidants).