How to beat a buffet blowout
Don’t want to let the party season derail your diet? Try our easy tricks...
1 Use a plate
Fill it with just enough food to satisfy you and avoid going back for more, however tempting it might be if new dishes replenish empty ones. Telling people that you’re doing this will help.
2 Position yourself
Find yourself wanting to graze all night? Sit as far as you can from the buffet,
ideally with your back to it. The more distance there is between you and the food, the less likely you are to get up for seconds (and thirds).
3 Decisions, decisions
Check out all the food that’s on offer first so you can make informed decisions about the healthiest choices to put on your plate. Only using a knife and fork (and not fingers) will also help you not to fill up on things like crisps.
If you ate like you do on Christmas Day every day of the year, you’d put on more than 26st.* Don’t position yourself within easy distance of snacks