Reporter: Shannon Samson
New Media Producer: Kerry Corum
Eat, drink and be merry this holiday season, but the secret is - just don't overdo it.
Researchers believe half of all the weight adults gain during the course of the year comes between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some people don't stop indulging at Christmas. They overeat and under-exercise all the way up to Superbowl Sunday.
Eat before you go to a party so you're not simply ravenous when you get there. If you're asked to bring a dish, substitute lower fat ingredients into a recipe. Don't mingle around the snacks, that usually causes mindless eating. And watch what you drink too.
A glass of eggnog is 300 calories. Add the liquor and you're up to 400 calories, without ever putting any actual food in your mouth.