Who can resist those favorite holiday foods? So, how do you avoid weight gain and still celebrate the season? Here are some tips from the American Cancer Society that can help:

  • Don’t go to the table hungry. Eat a healthy breakfast or snacks beforehand.
  • Drink plenty of water all day. It's easy to confuse hunger with thirst.
  • Watch your portion sizes. Sample your favorites and enjoy without guilt.
  • Eat your veggies first. They’re low-calorie and packed with nutrients.
  • Go easy on the alcohol. Adult beverages are loaded with calories and weaken your resolve to eat better.
  • Take a post-dinner walk.

Remember, a few indulgences won't wreck your diet. Just try to keep these tips in mind along the way.

For more information, visit the American Cancer Society website.