Feasting is the verb of the holidays, from sugar-laden treats to cream-filled side dishes. It’s hard to say no to the buffet style of meals, making it easy to not be mindful of sticking to a clean diet. The aroma of holiday classics take over; you’ll soon be eating with your eyes and nose. But do so and the results will unfavorably show.

With that said, keep in mind these key eating habits that can make holiday feasts more manageable—ultimately preserving your lean physique.