2. Don’t skip meals
Though it’s tempting to skip a meal if you know you’ll be noshing on great party snacks later in the evening, you’ll actually be setting yourself up to binge. “Not eating is the wrong approach because it makes you extra hungry,” says Pam Lynch, a Halifax-based dietitian. “You’re more likely to go overboard later.” Instead, she recommends having a snack or a small meal (ideally something with carbohydrates and protein) before you head to the party so you aren’t ravenous by the time you get there. That way you’ll have more control over what you choose to eat.