Christmas parties, family get togethers, this time of year is full of lots of tempting treats round every corner.
Buffet's can have a tendency to railroad any sort of healthy eating due to their social nature and the fact that it's so hard to keep track of what you're eating! Check out what's your best choice between buffet favourites sausage rolls and vol au vents and our top tips on how to keep on track when it comes to party food!
It's a close one, but sausage rolls win this one by the skin of their teeth. Both deliver the same amount of protein but sausage rolls have a slightly lower calorie, fat and saturated fat content.
Top tips for healthy buffet food eating!
1. Sit as far away as possible
The average person makes three or more trips to a buffet. Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Food & Brand Lab at Cornell University conducted a study which found that proximity and visibility are significant factors when it comes to how much you eat.
2. Go small
If possible, pick a smaller plate. This way you'll eat less but you won't feel like you're missing out.
3. Layer up
Swap your skimpy Christmas number for a snuggly Christmas jumper - research shows that food intake increases in colder temperatures.
4. Slow it down
Make a concious effort to take your time when you're eating. When we eat quickly, we give our body and brain less time to register how full we are.
So there you have it if you are a calorie counter - Christmas party food doesn't have to be a calorie catastrophe! Just keep an eye on what you're eating, how far away it is is and how quickly you're eating it! However we are big believers in enjoying this awesome festive time of year, eat what you want just be aware of what you are putting into your body and don't skip the workout...!