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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

You know the feeling, you just want one more glass of eggnog, but you just can’t decide if the extra 250 calories are worth it. Between celebrations with friends, office parties and family gatherings, it can be difficult to stay on track throughout the holiday season.  Our trainers know it can be difficult to say no to celebrating so they let us in on their secrets for staying fit during December.



Use Moderation

Caleb Christian, trainer at David Barton Gym, says moderation is key.  If you try to avoid holiday indulgences, you’ll feel deprived which can lead to overeating later.  Caleb suggests cutting things in half.  For example, instead of buying a dozen cookies, get six. It’s also a great idea to choose the things you really enjoy rather than sampling everything.

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7 Healthier Holiday Cookie Recipes

Who can resist a plate of holiday cookies? We’re all for allowing indulgences in moderation over the holidays but with cookies it’s really hard to avoid fat and calories even by eating just one.  Try one of these recipes to indulge without the guilt and your waistline will thank you come the new year.


White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti

We love how festive these White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti from Amy’s Healthy Baking look, and think they would make a great last-minute gift.  The Biscotti are made with a combination  whole wheat and white flour for a fiber boost you won’t even notice.

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