It’s hard to believe but it’s almost that time of year again. The crisp air, the pumpkin, the fragrant scents along with the spirit of joy in the air all combine to knock most of us right off our healthy eating and exercise regimen. But, not if you have a plan going in.

This holiday survival guide will inform you, challenge you, and assure you that you don’t have to give up everything you enjoy most about the holidays while staying healthy.

The first thing to think of is that the holidays are about being together with friends, family and being thankful for our blessings in life. Food is often the centerpiece, for sure, but it doesn’t have to be the ruin of all your accomplishments from the previous months of the year.

You really can enjoy the holiday season, shop, eat, and have fun without worry if you take the time to create a plan. Let’s get started.