Tricks to Stay on Track during the Holidays


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Not so fast! Sure it's cold outside and the holiday hustle in full force, but that doesn't mean you should give up on eating healthy and exercising this month. The best defense against holiday excuses is a good offense: You need a plan in place to clear every hurdle that gets in your way this season.

Whether you're dealing with stress (too much to do, not enough time), travel, rich and tempting party foods, or a lack of motivation to exercise on these darker days, we've got you covered. Follow these tips to stick with your goals while still enjoying every moment of the season!

Prevent Holiday Fatigue
It's not uncommon to feel run down this time of year. Use these expert tips to boost your energy levels so you can get more out of your day.

Best and Worst Party Foods
Whether you’re throwing a party or simply attending one, find out which foods are the slimmest picks with these healthy party food ideas.

100-Calorie Delights
Keep your traditions diet-friendly with these low-cal takes on your seasonal favorites.

Be a Healthy Traveler
No matter where you're headed, healthy foods and fitness opportunities await—you just have to know where to look. Plan for a healthy trip.

Create Your Own Holiday Cookbook!
Use the SparkRecipes cookbook feature to organize your holiday recipes and their nutritional information so you know exactly what you’re eating. Start your own cookbook!

Winter Workout Excuse Buster
The key to exercising in cold weather is having the right gear—and layering it successfully. Find out how to dress for comfort.

The Wonder of Winter Squash
Pumpkin isn't just for Halloween and Thanksgiving desserts. Discover the health benefits of winter squash.

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