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Tips to stick to holiday dieting plan

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Alison Victor is getting married. She's lost ten pounds and wants to keep the
weight off over the holidays.

"There's a lot of temptation. It's really hard to not have that cookie or that
piece of pie," Victor said.

Her nutritionist is helping her enjoy the season without packing on the pounds.  Dietician Robin Kaiden suggests -- at the buffet, steer clear of foods loaded with cream, butter and gravy and  don't have a little bite of every food. Just have a couple of your favorites. "If you have many different tastes, and many different things on your plate, you're going to want more of it," she said.

Some nutritionists recommend eating a handful of nuts or half a banana before going to a holiday party in order to avoid more tempting foods when you get there. "Protein, fat and fiber take longer to digest so it will last you throughout the party," Kaiden said.

Also -- don't skip meals thinking you'll save all your calories for the big party. And don't start your celebrating with alcohol. "Alcohol decreases inhibitions -- going off the plan," Kaiden said.

And Kaiden said don't beat yourself up if you have one bad night -- just try to
be healthy the next day.

Sweets are Alison's biggest challenge. "I still have a tiny taste so I don't feel deprived," she said.

Enjoying a taste of the holiday without over doing it.  

Ines Ferre - CBS News

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