Tips on avoiding weight gain

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - You are probably eating a little more than normal this time of year and while it is fine to indulge too much could impact your health.

We show you how to keep things in line in this week's Neighborhood Health Watch.

Dr. Lauren Goode explains that the holidays are an easy excuse to over eat and put on a few pounds.

Excess sweets, large meals, and holiday parties are the cause.

Drink water before every meal. Eat smaller portions and avoid going back for second helpings. Limit intake of sweets and increase exercise.

See your doctor if you have additional questions about making smarter choices.

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