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(HealthDayNews) -- Does the holiday season usually mean your waistline will expand a few inches?
This doesn't have to be the case. You can enjoy the tempting food offerings and still eat healthily, says the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Remember there are no bad foods, just bad portions.
Taste, bite, and throw out the rest of the more fattening foods.
Don't go to a party overly hungry.
Share an entre with your dining companion, and have your own salad and soup.
Order two appetizers instead of an entre.
Take the bread basket off the table.
Prepare eggnog made with reduced fat or skim milk.
Make spritzers out of your fruit juices.
Keep your physical activity up. Go for a 20 to 40 minute brisk walk after a meal.
At a buffet, cruise up and down the line, pre-planning your eating.
Order salad dressing on the side. Dip your fork in the dressing and scoop up some greens.
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