BMoreFit Bit

By Jon Kaplan

Is it the holiday season? Or the overeating season? To avoid overeating, try one of these strategies: Use a smaller plate—you’ll eat smaller portions. Put vegetables and salad on your plate first, before going to the entrees and desserts. Or, eat a salad before your meal. You’ll end up eating fewer calories overall. Eat slowly and savor every bite, and wait ten minutes before you go back for seconds. After dinner, get active. You don’t have to go to the gym—take a walk with family members, or play catch with the kids.

Jon Kaplan is the founder of and Fitness & Wellness Director at Meadow Mill Athletic Club.