Did you know that the average person gains seven pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years? With all the fattening goodies in constant reach, and bust schedules that may get in the way of regular workouts, it's no surpise But it's the holidays and you want to have fun. Then again, you don't want to end up rounder than Santa Claus.
So what's a health conscious person to do?
There's good news. You can have your cake and eat it too -- albeit in moderation. Check out the Related Features section below for tips to keep you moving, and recipes that let you celebrate in style -- without blowing your diet. We sought out advice from the experts like best selling healthy cookbook authors Holly Clegg, Jorj Morgan, April Fields, Jan McCracken and more and fitness experts like personal trainers Dinne Villano and Joni Hyde. Regardless of what type of diet you're following, you're bound to find some tips, motivation, inspiration and recipes below.
We all face the same challenges each year when the holidays roll around. Make this the year that you avoid the "seasonal seven" and keep yourself fit and healthywhile still having a fabulous memory filled time during the holidays.