Lots of great foods are associated with the holidays, but experts say some people may want to be careful not to over indulge. Sara Lopinski, a dietitian at SIU School of Medicine, suggests developing a strategy to avoid overeating during the season.

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Lopinski advises people to avoid sauces, gravies and calorie-loaded drinks.  She also suggests practicing portion control as a way to help prevent overeating. And of course, getting plenty of exercise and focus on enjoying the social activities will prove beneficial. If you have dietary concerns, you should see your primary care physician or a registered dietitian.

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