Over-restricting will only lead to getting too hungry later (making it harder to eat sensibly). Craving a treat? Give yourself permission to enjoy it.

Give yourself permission to eat

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Stale grocery store cookies in the breakroom? Probably not worth it. Homemade fresh gingerbread cookies? Yes, please — totally worth it!

Be choosy

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Just because you don’t have time for your usual workouts during the busy holiday season, that shouldn’t stop you from doing anything. Remember that an energizing 10-minute walk is far better than nothing!

Avoid all-or-nothing thinking

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When you are at the table, avoid talking about calories, weight, and dieting as there’s no quicker way to kill the enjoyment of the meal!

Build non-food holiday traditions

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As the Chinese proverb goes: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” Consider how grateful you will be to yourself next year if you plant the seed of healthy eating now.

Consider “future you”

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