Have a Backup Plan
Keep your purse or desk stocked with healthy, portion-controlled emergency snacks. I like small bags of nuts mixed with dry cereal, nutrition bars or granola bars (200 calories or less), roasted edamame, and portable fruit
, like apples and bananas. Having an appealing, good-for-you snack stash can help you fight the urge to gobble down tempting, calorie-laden seasonal treats at the office or head to a bakery or convenience store when hunger strikes. If you're traveling during the holidays, follow the same advice: Pack your own healthy snacks for the car, plane, or train so that you're less vulnerable to making bad choices.