8 Foolproof Ways to Reverse Holiday Weight Gain

Lindsey Metrus

Food and the holiday season are not mutually exclusive. Yes, you can have a bounty of food without a holiday on the calendar (and, boy, do we know that), but the holidays are not without their bone-warming, sugar coma–inducing, mulled, baked, and, if we're being honest, guilt-ridden eats.

But come the New Year, there's a collective mindset change, and we shift from eating our weight in cookies to googling how to successfully go on a cleanse. It's a cyclical demon each year, really. But before you pledge to drop 10 pounds right away, Amy Shapiro, NYC-based registered dietitian and nutritionist, says to pump the breaks a bit. "After the holidays, everybody’s ready to be so drastic, but if we take small steps, it’ll probably lead to us being more consistent and being able to keep our goals," she suggests. As such, we've paired attainable diet and weight-loss tips from Shapiro and fellow dietitian Alissa Rumsey so you can undo some of the damage holiday eating does to your waistline. Read their tips below!

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