Holiday Weight Gain

Stay Slim and Stress-Free This Holiday Season

The month of December leaves many people with a lighter wallet, a tighter belt, and a whole lot of anxiety. But with this 31-day guide, you'll welcome 2014 feeling fit and fabulous

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If you're like most Americans, there's about to be more of you.

It's a fact: You'll probably gain a couple pounds in December. That may not sound like a lot, but according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, most of us never lose that pound or two. Over the course of a decade, that can add up to 10 pounds or more.

But you don't have to put on weight, and you don't have to skimp at the holidays to save yourself from this pound-a-year fate. Use the 31 tips below to do a little bit every day that will add up to a lot—and set you on the right course for a fitter 2014.

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