Health trap: High-calorie treats
Has your diet been crumpled and tossed in a corner likewrapping paper? Don’t beat yourself up just because you indulged in that delicious, deep-dish apple pie. “Everything in moderation,” says Dr. MacLean. “It’s okay to enjoy a big meal with family, just don’t do it every day.” But if you’ve got many more dinners marked on your holiday social calendar, there are ways to enjoy them without piling on the calories. Try substituting fruit salad for fruitcake at dessert, or adding low-fat cheese to the snack tray instead of all-dressed nachos.