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7 “Naughty” Holiday Party Weight Gain No-No’s


2. Not-So-Sweet Deprivation

While some of us can really overdo it with the sweets and rich foods offered at holiday parties and feasts, there are those of us who emulate Scrooge, depriving ourselves of even the tiniest holiday indulgence.

Yes, the true meaning of the holidays is spending quality time with family and friends—not binge eating your way through Aunt Sophie’s gingerbread house. However, allowing yourself the satisfaction of a tiny slice of a holiday cake or “just one shortbread” will avoid a potential binge fest later on. So savor that snicker-doodle, and then get back to the socializing.

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