During the holiday season it’s very easy to put on a few extra pounds. You know−the ones that show up in all the wrong places! It’s tempting to get caught up in the holiday spirit and over-indulge (I’m sorry, but it’s impossible to resist my mama’s famous sweet potato pie!) but come January, it doesn’t seem so fun as you are faced with the need to lose all that extra weight you’ve gained.

To avoid having to pull out your big girl jeans in January, here are ten expert tips from certified health coach Vanessa Cunningham on how to beat the bulge this holiday season. Follow these tips and you’ll thank yourself in the new year!

Vanessa Cunningham is a health & lifestyle coach who mentors women and children on how to take charge of their health. Trained in over 100 dietary theories, Vanessa creates customized plans for her clients to empower them to meet their goals. Follow her Twitter on and find her on Facebook.

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