1. Be aware and limit the amount of the refined carbohydrates you are eating. Many families have the tradition of serving 'holiday food' that can be delicious, but when overdone, can add to your waistline. The garlic mashed potatoes, homemade biscuits, pies, and cookies can send your blood sugar on a wild roller-coaster ride and can negatively affect your insulin, causing your body to store fat. Instead, choose a small one or two bite serving (as not to deprive yourself completely of the holiday tradition) and opt for extra green veggies or salad to fill up your plate - remember keep your plate colorful for a wider variety of nutrition.
2. Watch your portion size.
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