Tis the season to indulge! However, just because there are cookies begging to be eaten and five course dinner invitations every night of the week doesn’t mean you need to throw your healthy habits completely out the chimney.
Instead, try on the following 10 simple ways to ward off holiday weight gain—while still enjoying the occasional holiday splurge…
1. Choose your treats discerningly
Make a silent deal with yourself not to squander precious calories on Christmas dishes, snacks, and treats that you don’t honestly salivate over. For instance, I love shortbread cookies, so instead of wasting my calories on truffles and spinach dip at my office holiday pot luck, I enjoy a few pieces of shortbread and consider my holiday hankering satisfied for a few days.