8. Host Dinner At Your House
Rather than going out to eat at your mom’s house, your aunt’s house and your friend’s house (some of you make a few stops and eat at EVERYONE’S house), cook dinner at your home and invite others over instead. Sure, this may seem like a hassle and you might not want all those folks all up in your place, but I find that when I cook all day, I don’t want to eat as much. If you’re tasting the food as you cook, you might actually be full by the time it’s time to serve dinner. Also, if you cook at home, you know exactly what you’re putting in your food and how you’re preparing it. You can also look up recipes for healthier alternatives to your holiday favorites.