Best Way to Lose Weight This Winter

8 Reasons You’ll Lose Weight This Holiday Season

Forget trying to fend off a little extra flab. Take control and drop pounds with these simple strategies

Eat, Drink, and Still Shrink!

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The good news: Most Americans don't gain the 5 to 10 pounds over the holidays you've heard about. The bad news: What we do gain, we keep: According to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine back in 2000, most of us actually pack on just a pound or two…but we never take it off, gaining as much as 20 pounds over a decade.

That’s a convincing reason to keep your diet in check this holiday season, but don't just fend off excess chub—use certain seasonal factors to your advantage and shed weight by the end of December. Save your New Year's resolution for learning a new language or taking a longer vacation, because with these simple strategies, you've got eight science-backed strategies that will help you lose weight during the festive finish to the year.

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