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Healthy Holidays

Stay Sane Around Food This Holiday Season: 4 Secrets You Won't Hear Anywhere Else

Jen Picicci | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Jen Picicci

What if you could start the season of festivity feeling like you had your sh*t together? What if you could easily say "no" to that last minute pain-in-the-butt request from your book club? What if it felt effortless to turn down those stale store-bought cookies sitting on the counter at work, since you know you're not going to enjoy them anyway?

5 Christmas Cookies That No One Will Guess Are Actually Healthy

Danette May | Posted 11.18.2015 | Taste
Danette May

Watching your waist should NEVER hold you back from doing the things you love most! In fact, it should do exactly the opposite: empower you to live life out loud. Here are five of my favorite cookie recipes that you'll be proud to show up with.

Home for the Holidays

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Set your own intentions for becoming more mindful of the internal and external forces that influence your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and in turn -- your health. Identify anything that pulls you away from home. Choose to find your way back.

Quit Stressing About Holiday Parties

Pam Howard | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Howard

With a little thought and planning, you can make this your healthiest and happiest holiday season ever. By enjoying the holidays in a healthy way, you'll feel great about yourself and be able to enter the new year on a high note!

I Can't Believe I Ate That!

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Intuitive eating means learning to eat because you're physically hungry, not emotionally hungry because you are tired, bored, angry, depressed, or wanting connection. It's a powerful reworking of your relationship to weight loss, your body, how you deal with your emotions, as well as your relationship with food and eating.

How To Incorporate Fitness Into Your Holiday Routine (Without Ruining All The Fun)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 11.27.2014 | Healthy Living

If you're like the average American, the pound or two you're likely to gain this holiday season is here to stay. While holiday weight gain may not be ...

3 Tips to Blast the Holiday Bulge

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Ho, ho, ho... yep, it's that time of year again. This year I'm inviting you to do your holidays differently, though. Instead of more sugar, stress, ...

11 Ways To Enjoy The Holidays Without Stressing About Weight Gain

Chris Freytag | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Freytag

You don't have to feel like an outsider this holiday season. Join the party and live full out. Just make sure you devote more time to your health than you do to your indulgences and then you can start your New Year without any guilt for how you ended this year.

How to Feed a Vegan on Thanksgiving

Christina Pirello | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Vegans can be a fussy lot, turning the most serene of hosts into a bundle of nerves wondering how to put on a great party without offending someone's sensibilities. Vegans don't want to be relegated to the buffet table where they try to scrape together a meal from side dishes. Like everyone else at the feast, vegans would love to enjoy a hearty, fulfilling... and filling meal that nourishes them and respects their philosophy of "do no harm."

Ready for Some Healthy Holiday Shopping?

Pam Howard | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Howard

A long day of shopping can be treacherous to your healthy lifestyle. It can be difficult to make smart choices when surrounded by so much temptation.

Staying Lean This Halloween

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

It's that time of year when tricks and treats seem to find their way into your pantry, much to the dismay of your weight loss and health goals.

Take Control Over Holiday Temptation Right Now

JJ Virgin | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Employ these well-honed tactics and you'll minimize temptation so you can comfortably slip on that little black party dress. You'll thank me New Year's Day when weight loss won't be among your resolutions.

Healthy (And Thoughtful!) Last-Minute Gifts Under $15

Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, CSSD, LDN

You may be running out of time, but you are not out of luck. Drugstores (yes, drugstores) are a goldmine for small, but impactful gifts for everyone on your list.

8 Ways To Avoid Overeating This Holiday Season

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

It is perfectly OK to indulge on occasion, sans the guilt, without gaining weight. The trick is to enjoy what you are eating, and to eat mindfully while avoiding overindulging and gaining weight in the process.

Navigating the Holidays Healthfully

Sue Decotiis, MD | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sue Decotiis, MD

The holidays don't have to be a time of dread nor a time to abandon yourself and your healthy habits.

Healthy Living Conversations Better Left Off the Holiday Table

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Keep the peace among all parties this year. We can all co-exist in a world that brought us beets and Bundt cake. Everyone has an opinion and a way of life; we don't need to discuss it while dining.

Holiday Health: Your Right to Let the Good Times Roll

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the pursuit of health, there is the risk of forgetting what health is for. Health is for living -- and while health certainly makes life better, something is seriously wrong if preoccupation with health ruins the good times. Don't let it ruin yours

15 Surefire Strategies To Stay Fit From Thanksgiving To New Year's Day

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sophia Breene Between pies and cross-country travel, it can be pretty tough to stay active during the holiday season. A cornucopia of family o...

5 Thanksgiving Mistakes Not to Make This Year

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Addressing common Thanksgiving pitfalls can help keep weight in check and help start off the holiday season on the right foot. With temptations all around us, making healthy and smart food choices can be challenging.

What Nutritionists Serve At Thanksgiving

Julie Upton | Posted 01.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Upton

Like me, most nutrition pros serve traditional foods for Thanksgiving -- albeit with a healthier twist because we tweak recipes to eliminate empty calories. The good news is that many holiday favorites like turkey, sweet potatoes, squash, nuts and cranberries are inherently healthy, so it's fairly easy to keep them that way.

Healthy Twists On Your Favorite Holiday Drinks

Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brianna Steinhilber, Associate Editor At the first sign of chill in the air, seasonal holiday drinks take over coffee-shop blackboards. From p...

How to Eat Well and Feel Well for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

A question I am often asked at this time of year is, "With the holidays just around the corner, how can I make healthy meals that are also delicious?"

8 Tips for Surviving Depression and Anxiety During the Holidays

Carol W. Berman, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol W. Berman, M.D.

Experimenting with a different way of celebrating the holidays this year can lift your spirits and get you out of a funk. For some, major depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts are alleviated if they are engaged in healthy activities leading up to and during the holidays.

No More Resolutions! 9 Strategies for Fast and Lasting Fat Loss in 2014

JJ Virgin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Rather than make a seismic shift, let's take small but powerfully effective steps to get lean and healthy. Here are nine effective strategies to take control now. That way, if you have New Year's Day regrets, getting on the scales won't be one of them.

What This Personal Trainer Wants in Her Gym Bag This Holiday Season

Keri Lynn Ford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Keri Lynn Ford

Statistics aside, the holidays can be a great time to practice self-control around the buffet and get creative about sneaking workouts in amongst all the craziness. It can also be an opportune time to ask your loved ones to give you gifts that encourage a healthy lifestyle.