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Fitness

Fat-Proof Your Holidays

From holiday shopping stress to walking away from the buffet, we've got all the tips and tricks you need to know to make it through the season with your sanity and waistline intact. Consider this your guide to a happy, healthy holiday.
woman with shopping bags 'Tis the Season

To eat, drink, and try not to gain any weight. The constant carousel of cocktail parties, gift swapping, and eggnog drinking can be a great time to catch up with friends and family, but it's hard not to stress over all those calories you're popping in your mouth. To help you beat your body blues this holiday season, we tapped our experts for tips to help you keep your cool from Black Friday through the New Year.

Holiday Shopping Tips

If you're brave enough for a 3 a.m. wake-up call to power through the mall on Black Friday, you'll need to prep before you go. "Pack items in your purse like whole wheat crackers, baby carrots, nuts, and fruit," says Cynthia Pasquella, CCN, CHLC, CWC, and a celebrity nutritionist. "Eating snacks regularly will prevent you from crashing later and reaching for something sugary."'

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