Health Tip: Avoid Overindulging at Holiday Office Party

(HealthDay News) -- A holiday office party can easily derail your healthy diet.

The American Heart Association suggests these alternatives:

  • Sign up to bring a heart-healthy dish to the office.
  • Make sure you're not too hungry at party time by eating a nutritious, protein-packed meal, followed by a high-fiber snack.
  • Skip dishes loaded with cream, butter or cheese and anything fried. Instead, look for whole grains, fruits, veggies and grilled choices.
  • Enjoy dessert, but find a colleague and split one together.