Even if you’ve been staying on track with your healthy eating goals all year, it’s a slippery slope after Halloween: noshing on leftover Halloween candy, Thanksgiving dinner followed by pumpkin pie, not to mention all the holiday parties and cookie swaps that fill December. With chunky sweaters, leggings, and thick layers filling your wardrobe in the Winter, it’s no wonder why people tend to gain weight over the holidays.
But you don’t have to pack on the pounds over the holiday season. We tapped registered dietitians who reveal how to still enjoy the holidays without gaining weight and undoing all the progress you made the rest of the year. Here’s how to enjoy your pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies without going overboard.