Are your holidays a dietary free-for-all?

By Mayo Clinic Staff

The holidays aren't an excuse to abandon healthy habits. Some indulgence is OK, but going overboard may leave you feeling depressed and guilty. Plan ahead to manage temptation. Have a healthy snack before holiday meals so that you don't go overboard on sweets, cheese or drinks. And continue to eat healthy meals, manage stress, and get plenty of sleep and physical activity.

Oct. 29, 2020 See more In-depth

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