Every year about this time I think to myself. . .here we go again. It’s the down fall of my life. It’s the Holidays. You know that day that starts it too! Thanksgiving is the culprit. From there, inevitably, every holiday party we go to has some amazing charcuterie display, foie gras, amazing carving station, gnocchi in a magnificent cream sauce and the list goes on and on and on. I called our celebrity trainer JD Porcelli who has offered me some tips that I will be happy to share with you to handle Man VS. Food. His first tip that he shared is to make sure to drink at least 2 glasses of water before you go into the event. This will help curb the appetite and therefore hopefully not tempt you as much. Next on the agenda is to simply pick the battle and end the war! By this, try and stay away from the tempting sweets table and maybe just a nibble of your charcuterie. I know what you’re thinking this is near impossible. He also said a smart thing to do would be to eat a full balanced meal prior to your holiday events so you won’t be as hungry. No matter what we do Thanksgiving is always there. It is so easy to do that great 2:00 lunch and then by 4:30 you’re making turkey sandwiches right? Well again, one day did not make or break us. Just make a point to take a nice walk or jog the next morning before you start your black Friday shopping. It is the most wonderful time of the year. Let’s keep it that way! For more details on weight watching tips, JD is back on the Sunday Mimosa show with us next Sunday from 11-1.