Healthy Holiday Survival Guide

Yes, it really is possible to enjoy the holidays without packing on the pounds! In this section, learn healthy tricks to surviving the season.

thumb_2176_content_mainIt’s a wonderful time of year, filled with family, friends and delicious food — but it’s also a challenging time, especially if you’re trying to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan. As daunting as it may seem, you can still enjoy the special sweets and treats of the season without blowing your diet. Here are helpful tips to keep you on the straight and narrow (for the most part, anyway!) as the season’s festivities shift into full gear.

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