Just because the holidays are marked with big feasts doesn’t mean you have to overindulge. Go into dinner with a strategy in mind: Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Fruits and veggies are filled with natural fiber and water, which make you feel more full. And most are also lower in calories than your other holiday meal options—leaving you eating less overall.

Of course, you can still enjoy your turkey, ham, stuffing, lasagna, mashed potatoes or apple pie. But filling up on fruits and vegetables will help you keep your portions small on those calorie-packed comfort foods. 

But steer clear of dips and sauces--fruits and vegetables are low calorie but most dips and sauces are not.

This tip can work anytime you’re planning a big meal. You can also save calories by eating a light breakfast or lunch that day.

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