03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

How To Make Merry (Without Doing Too Much Damage)

It's eight days until Christmas and if, like me, your trousers are feeling tight and waistline panic is setting in, it might be wise to take stock. If we consume what we want from now until the new year, will we have undone all our good pretox work? Not necessarily. There are many ways to ensure that your weight remains level and there are myths that need to be exposed for being just that. Below, I aim to answer some of the most repeated fears with a calm voice of reason.

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