Look up on WW or a calorie counting/ dieting website for points, calorie count, fat content and carb amounts of possible nibbles. Figure out ahead of time what to gravitate toward and what to avoid. Remember that veggies and fruit, sans dip, are your best friends.
Sugary cocktails have hidden calories. If you decide to have one, follow it up with a tall glass of iced water, not another cocktail.
Think about having a snack beforehand, like a salad or a piece of lean protein. You don't want to arrive ravenous and suck down the entire buffet. How embarrassing would that be?
Before departing, check online to see if the restaurant has nutritional info on their website for the food they serve. For example, Weight Watchers online has a listing of many restaurants and the menu items. The points are calculated for your convenience and success.
Choose what you're going to order before you get there. Everyone will be impressed by your decisiveness and knowledge of the menu. You will be proud of your own resolve to be healthier.
3. You're hosting the entire
Try a few sensible things, like a fruit tray, bite-sized fritattas, homemade muffins without added fat, boiled shrimp, fresh veggies, and turkey bacon.
Skip the sticky buns unless you think there will be a lynching. Yours. Then just plan ahead. Indulge in a bite or two, if you must. Fill up on healthy foods first, so you won't be starving and forget to think!
Good Luck. Wishing you a happy, healthy holiday season.