Watch portion sizes this holiday

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By Kent Pegg

Here come the holidays! That great time of year that’s filled with fun, family, and festivities. Unfortunately, it can also be filled with food, fat, and failed exercise programs.The next few weeks will, undoubtedly, be the toughest weeks of the year to maintain your regular exercise and nutrition habits. Many challenges will come between now and the end of the year, and you’ll need to work hard to stay in shape or, at least, prevent falling too out of shape.Possibly the biggest holiday pitfall is portion size. So much focus is placed on our holiday meals that it’s almost impossible to prevent overeating. Try your best to limit your portions of heavy sauces and gravies and eat a variety of foods. Enjoy several smaller meals and you’ll limit your total calorie intake and feel better about the day.Holiday parties and get-togethers also pose potential disasters. Potlucks mean pigging out. Buffets are belly busters. And cookie parties are calorie catastrophes.You’ll need to summon all your inner health strength if you’re going to stay on track. Again, don’t try to totally abstain from all the goodies available, just limit your intake.And look ahead to know when potential nutritional dangers are coming.

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