Author of The 17 Day Diet
It's that time of year when the zipper on your dress and the springs in your bathroom scale start getting really nervous. Here's how you can avoid weight gain during these holidays, with help from my tried and true 17 Day Diet tips.
Continue the good habit of eating breakfast during the holidays to help control cravings later on. (Sorry, eggnog isn't considered a good egg substitute.)
Have healthy snacks on hand, such as raw veggies or fresh fruit. Go for them before you treat yourself to the splurge stuff.
Give yourself permission to enjoy a little of everything that is usually only available during the holidays, but to do it in moderation (no second helpings on pumpkin pie or cheesecake). Pumpkin pie, by the way, is your best dessert bet. It's lower in calories and higher in nutrients than pecan pie, apple pie, and most other desserts.
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