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Five ways to avoid the holiday weight gain

Posted: 2:31 AM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-13 11:02:35Z

TAMPA, Fla. — All week long we want to give you some simple ways to make the next few weeks a little easier and a little healthier. 

Thanksgiving and holiday meals are a good time to eat a lot of calories and totally derail your diet. 

Experts suggest watching your portions and even using a smaller plate. It can help you control how much you are putting on your plate. 

If you are heading to someone else's house try bringing a healthy dish.

You can also try replacing some of the more fattening items in recipes with something healthier. Here are three healthier options:

  • Use applesauce instead of butter. 
  • Mayonnaise with Greek yogurt is a healthy alternative to cream cheese or sour cream. 
  • Try low fat or skim milk instead of heavy cream. 

You can find seven more ways to make your holiday dinner healthier by clicking here .