Make Festive Mocktails
Eggnog, Moscow mules, spiked mulled cider, Christmas sangria — it's no surprise that this time of year is also the booziest. I consider alcohol a triple-threat for weight gain because it is high in calories, stimulates your appetite, and lights up areas of your brain that make you crave the most caloric foods.
Instead of drinking alcohol, I get in the spirit with mocktails made with calorie- and sugar-free sparkling water infused with fruit and herbs. I dress up fun stemware like Champagne flutes or brandy snifters with holiday garnishes.