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If you’re like us, the turkey will not be the only thing that’s stuffed at the holiday dinner table. It’s easy to overindulge during the holidays with buffets of delicious and calorie-laden foods at your fingertips, but, if you want to avoid having to sew elastic bands into your pants come January, we have some tips to help you eat healthy this holiday season.
Here are some smart holiday food and drink choices:
Now let’s be realistic, you may not be able to stick to your diet (or even these tips) during the holidays, and that’s OK. If you do want to indulge in some higher calorie foods, try to keep the portions small and don’t go back for seconds.Even if you do overdo it, forgive yourself and get back on track the next day. The most important thing to focus on during the holidays is spending quality time with your family and friends – even if that means finding ways to cope with your family dynamics .
Sources: WebMD, Mayo Clinic, Eating Well
Originally published August 10, 2015: Revised 2017
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