3: Cut back on the hors d'oeuvresDid you know that one ounce of Brie melted on a hunk of crispy French bread packs more than 100 calories and 9 grams of fat? Couple that with a few other nibbles and you'll have to beep your tailor before dinner is served.
Tip: Score points with the host or hostess by offering to bring hors d'oeuvres of your own. Now, here's the sneaky part. Bring something that you know you can eat and fill up on for fewer calories. Take a festive basket, line it with a holiday cloth napkin, and fill it with fresh veggies. No time to slice and dice? Buy the pre-cut variety at your local supermarket. Put a small bowl of a dressing in the center of the basket. Snack away.