Choosing healthy snacks can be a challenge any time of the year, but it’s particularly difficult during the holiday season when temptations and treats abound.
Even during the holidays, maintaining a balanced diet and avoiding weight gain remain especially important for your health. But it can be difficult to resist temptation when special holiday treats and sweets are offered to you at every turn. That’s why it’s important to be smart about snacking, especially when others around you are sharing holiday treats.
Here are six tips for staying on top of your holiday snacking so you can enjoy the festivities of the season, while still eating well for your health.
Remember, it’s ok to indulge in holiday treats once in a while. After all, the holidays are about sharing foods with others. As long as you keep everything in moderation and focus on the fun, you’ll have a sound snack plan to take you through the season and into the New Year.
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