Fit it all on one plate. Prevent over-stuffing yourself by fitting your feast all on one plate (This works best if you don't use an oversized plate filled to the brim). Sample small portions and avoid going back for seconds. If you're tempted to return for more, give yourself 20 minutes to make sure you are not full.
Eat slowly. Holiday foods are likely to be richer and more filling than your everyday foods, so eat slowly and savor every bite.
Enjoy the company of family and friends. Socialize during your meal and festivities. You can't eat and talk at the same time -- so the more conversation you enjoy, the less you’ll eat.
Keep moving. Wake up and exercise. Sign up for a local holiday race or go to the gym. After eating, go for a family walk instead of taking a nap!
Stay hydrated. Don’t forget to drink water. Sometimes we think we are hungry and want to go back for seconds, but we are really just thirsty.