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Lighten Holiday Heft Without Sacrificing Taste or Joy

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Traditional holiday dinner.
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Woman on a run in Autumn.
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Some basic holiday lifestyle rules: Part 1


Yogurt with berries and granola.
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Some basic holiday lifestyle rules: Part 2


Woman with chewing gum in her mouth.
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Some basic holiday lifestyle rules: Part 3


Bowl of artichoke dip.
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Appetizers


Casserole dish.
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Main dishes


Mashed potatoes on a Thanksgiving table.
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Side dishes: Part 1


Homemade cranberry sauce.
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Side dishes: Part 2


Baked apple dessert.
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Desserts


Cup of tea with thyme herb and lemon slices.
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Beverages


Toasted pumpkin seeds.
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Halloween-specific tips


Roasted turkey with vegetables.
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Thanksgiving-specific tips


Baking holiday cookies.
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Some final tips


Amy Hendel, P.A.

Amy Hendel, P.A.

@HealthGal1103

Known as The HealthGal, Amy Hendel P.A. is a medical and lifestyle reporter, nutrition and fitness expert, Health Coach and brand ambassador. Trained as a physician assistant, she maintains a health coach private practice in New York and Los Angeles. Author of The Four Habits of Healthy Families, find her on Twitter @HealthGal1103 and on Facebook at TheHealthGal. Check “Daily Health News” at www.healthgal.com. Her personal mantra? “Fix it first with food, fitness, and lifestyle.”