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The holidays are often a time of stepping away from our normal routine. From office parties to family gatherings, the holidays can wreak havoc on your weight loss goals. Add in the stress of holiday shopping, relatives in town and school being out, and you have a recipe for overindulging. Don’t get too discouraged. This Holiday Survival Guide can help you avoid holiday weight gain and still enjoy the festivities.

The holidays should be a festive time to enjoy family and friends, not a time to feel guilty or be consumed with thoughts of gaining weight. Following all 10, or even just a few, of our holiday survival tips can make your holidays guilt-free. Don’t let holiday weight gain sneak up on you this year – let this new found knowledge help you enjoy the holidays leaner and happier!

Click here to download the Holiday Survival Guide!



d_stone_headshot_final_squareDawna Stone is a health, fitness, and wellness expert. Her new book, Healthy You!: 14 Days to Quick and Permanent Weight Loss and a Healthier, Happier You is available on To find out more about Dawna or to view her Healthy Living videos, tips and recipes, visit or connect with her on Facebook.

An American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Health Coach, Stone has contributed health and wellness articles to numerous newspapers and magazines. She earned her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, and her master’s degree from UCLA. An avid runner and Ironman triathlete, she lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband, 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son.

by Dawna Stone

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