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Walgreens offers this nice article by Diana Kelly about different ways to approach temptations to overeat, depending on how you tend to approach food:

— The Mindless Muncher: who needs a little more awareness and can benefit from choosing smaller plates
— The Disciplinarian: who has very rigid beliefs about food that can lead to anxiety — or feelings of guilt
— The Binge and Bounce Back-er: who can benefit from strategically placed snacks and gentler corrections if things get out of hand
— The Weekender: who treats social events as eating and drinking events and who sees any occasion as meriting a reward … with food

Kelly offers a handful of good suggestions for each style. This article is focused on helping you enjoy holiday parties without guilt, but the recommendations are good all year long.

Photo, “Engineering Department Christmas party, 1957,” from the Seattle Municipal Archives

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