Don't. Get. Hungry.
Christmas (or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or Muharram or any religious holiday) isn't preventable.
Life includes Christmas.
Worst thing you could do to help control portions/foods/calories on Christmas? Save them up for the day because you know you have a big night. If you do that you'll hit your festive meal hungry and way over do it.
Best thing you could do? The day of - eat every 2-3 hours, include protein with every meal and snack, have at least 350 calories per meal and 150 calories per snack and then indulge because it's Christmas and not because you're hungry on Christmas.
Merry everything and Happy New Year!
(On Blog-cation until January 5th!)
Wednesday, December 24, 2008