Let’s get those special holiday meals — like Thanksgiving dinner — out of the way first. For those, Tressler says not to sweat the extra fat and calories. “One meal isn’t going to destroy whatever healthy eating habit you’ve been working toward,” she said.

You also shouldn’t avoid your favorite foods that are only served during the holidays. “I would still allow yourself to enjoy those special foods, but just watch how much of those you’re eating,” Tressler said. “It all has to do with portion sizes at the end of the day.”

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