It's hard not to be tempted when treats are out everywhere you turn. Try these suggestions:
Back away from temptation. If the candy jar filled with chocolates and candy canes is sitting right next to you, it's hard not to indulge — and overdo. If possible, move the food away from your desk or other areas of the office you frequent.
Ask yourself if you're really hungry. Chances are, it's not hunger, but the smell of chocolate chip cookies that seem to be making you hungry. Go for a quick walk around the block or office to get yourself away from temptation and if you're still hungry, eat one of the healthy snack suggestions (below) first.
Keep healthy snacks handy. Counter the less healthful treats with more nutritious ones you can store in your desk. Try sipping a sugar-free hot cocoa instead of eating a chocolate candy. Bring fresh fruit and vegetables, light popcorn and low-fat cheese with whole grain crackers to the office. Grab a non-fat latte for a treat at the local coffee shop.
Don't deprive yourself. Allow yourself to have one treat a day. Depriving yourself only sets you up for failure, so be realistic and choose one great — and reasonable amount — of a holiday food each day.