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Putting the Cheer Back Into the Holidays

Have No Fear! Holiday Strategies are Here!
  -- By Mare Petras, Fitness Expert & Author
Trick-or-Treat!!!!
Over the river and through the woods….
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanzaa – the Holidays have a way of triggering terror in the minds of anyone trying to diet. It seems the only ones who look forward to the joys of the season are the four-footed creatures that relish belly rubs from guests and Holiday leftovers. How do you stay sane (and slim), whether you’re stuffing trick-or-treat bags, turkey, or oversized stockings? Remember how CHEERful the holidays are meant to be!

Commit to yourself first
Don’t be afraid to break from tradition, self-imposed or otherwise! Have it Your Way Eat Moderately Exercise Snippets Rest and Relaxation Commit to yourself by planning the Holidays your way, eating moderately, exercising for energy and taking the time to relax and enjoy them. Happiest Holidays and Cheers to Your Good Health!