What do you do when you receive multiple plates of cookies from the neighbors, two boxes of candy from your parents, and already told the kids you'd make your famous pumpkin pie for dessert?
The answer is to always be intentional. And you can be intentional by making a plan.
Take inventory of what you have. If you love it, then make a plan to eat it, but realize that you may not be hungry for other things (wait 15 minutes to know if this is what you’re really hungry for).
For example, you may love See's Candies. If your significant other knows this and then every year for Christmas, they may get you a box. Make a plan to eat those chocolates and savor every bite. They are a delicious treat that you probably don't often have, so enjoy them, yet listen to your body.
Remember, all that matters is that you are intentional with what you eat.
On the other hand, there are probably some holiday candies that you're not as wild about. So, when you receive them, it's totally fine to pass them on to friends or colleagues. If someone gives you holiday candy as a gift, don't feel like you have to eat it to be kind. It's the thought of giving that counts.
The same goes for dessert. If you want to eat your favorite dessert, do it! Just realize that you may not be hungry for other things.
The bottom line is to enjoy the holiday season without overindulging. So, be intentional about what you put on your plate - both figuratively and literally.
Wishing you a delicious holiday season!