Second, STOP eating when you are full. You don't have to finish everything on your plate if your tummy is telling you to stop!
Third, stay on your fitness routine, even if you overindulge. Nothing like a great cardio session after a huge meal to bring you back to reality and remind you to stay with your program.
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Fifth, focus on the other beautiful elements of the holiday season that AREN'T about food. If you have a spouse, significant other, or children, focus on them and remind yourself that your staying healthy and making healthy decisions will ultimately benefit them as well. Count your blessings and be kind to yourself when you aren't perfect and get after it again the next day.
The holidays are a time for celebrating and reflecting... the perfect time to celebrate what you've accomplished and also revisit and reset your goals going into the New Year... More to come soon on setting New Year's goals and how to reach them!