The holidays are approaching, and many will indulge, skip workouts, be stressed, and gain weight during this jolly season. You don’t have to be one of them. Instead of denying yourself the fun of holiday treats, or beating yourself up for indulging in them afterward, allow yourself to splurge when it’s really worth it.

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hannukah are culturally-important holidays and while we applaud you for wanting to keep those six-packs, it’s also important to spend time with family and recreate long-standing traditions that have been observed for generations.

Beyond that, these types of feasts offer us a mental reprieve from the boring routine of having to eat the same things over and over again — which, as we’ve pointed out before, will make it more likely that you’ll stick to your diet in the long run.

Here are some strategies to hack the holidays, stay fit, and have a great time doing it.

The Ultimate Workout to Stay Lean While Pigging Out this Thanksgiving

Work Out While Pigging Out This Thanksgiving

Avoid blowing up like a balloon this holiday with this Ult-Workout

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