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Often referred to as “the most wonderful time of the year,” the holiday season presents joyous moments for many people. However, while enjoying time with family and friends surrounded by delicious food and drinks, it can be difficult to make healthy decisions.

Below are some helpful tips for staying healthy this season.

Be Realistic About Your Routine

Holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s can mess up your healthy living schedule, especially if they occur during the week. Remember that the holidays are just a small portion of the entire year, and if you’ve been good about eating and exercising on a regular basis, it’s less likely that you’ll be affected by the dreaded “holiday weight gain.”

Don’t Drink Your Calories

When having fun with your closest friends, it can be easy to have that extra cocktail or glass of wine. However, alcoholic drinks are empty calories that often lead us to eat more food than we intend on. Try eating before consuming alcohol so you’re already feeling full for the rest of the night ahead.

Don’t Deny Yourself

If you’re extremely conscious about keeping the pounds off this holiday season, you’re probably restricting yourself from giving into cravings for things like pumpkin pie, cookies, and cake. While you’ll be saving calories for the time being, you’ll often consume more calories in the long run. Rather than deprive yourself of holiday treats altogether, it’s better to give in a little and keep it in moderation.

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