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Tips for Parties, Social Occasions

Staying social on a diet can be challenging. Learn how to navigate parties, family affairs, and social situations with your loved ones and get the support you need to stick to your weight loss plan.

Get Diet Support from Family and Friends
Do you get the diet support you need to reach your goals? You're not likely to reach them without it. Learn how to ask for support and how to respond when people say things that undermine your efforts.

Should I Lose Weight to Save My Marriage?
Marriage can be tricky if one partner is overweight.  Find out what a well-respected clinical psychologist says about losing weight for your partner.His advice might surprise you.

Should I Quit Drinking to Lose Weight?
Social drinking is a common cause of weight gain. Do you think you can lose weight if you reduce your intake? Find out what others have done to make permanent or temporary sobriety their diet strategy.

How to Eat Less When You Watch Television
Whether it's a Super Bowl party or just a night at home in front of tv, learn how to eat less when you watch television.

10 Things Not to Say to a Dieter
If someone you know is trying to lose weight, you need this list. Your words could have a strong negative impact if you're not careful. Use this list to find out what you shouldn't say to someone who is trying to lose weight.

7 Drinks That Can Ruin Your Diet
Before you head to the open bar or before you order a diet soda at lunch find out why those drinks and many others could be the difference between reaching your weight loss goals and staying on a diet forever.

How Many Calories in Wine (Red or White)?
Do you grab a glass of wine when you socialize? Make sure you know the calorie count of your favorite variety so you know how it works into your total calorie plan for the day.

7 Clever Tricks to Stay Skinny During the Holidays
Learn savvy tricks to stay skinny through the holiday party season and throughout the year.

How to Get Fit with Fido
Your dog is your best friend and he can help you lose weight. Use these tips and workout strategies from Biggest Loser coach Dolvett Quince to work out with your pet.

Fat: The Other F Word
Do you use the word "fat" to describe yourself or others? Several organizations, celebrities and news makers have weighed in on the use of the word. Find out if you should use the word "fat" in any social situation.

Healthy Picnic Ideas
A picnic isn't an excuse to eat junk food. Learn what foods you can pack to have a healthy diet-friendly picnic.

Healthy Snacks: Tips and Recipes
Need to bring a snack to a social affair? Going to an event where high calorie food will be served? Use these ideas and recipes to pack snacks that will keep you away from the high calorie and high fat foods that will derail your diet.

How Many Calories in a Margarita?
Who doesn't love a festive cocktail? Before you order a margarita, make sure you know how many calories are in your drink. Some drinks are better for your diet than others.

How Many Calories in Hummus?
Hummus is a popular dip that you see at parties and social gatherings. It sounds healthy, but is it really good for your diet? Find out how many calories are in hummus and how to make a lower calorie version.

7 Ways to Eat Smart at Holiday Parties
Learn how to cope with all those perilous party situations with our top tips for eating smart at holiday celebrations.

Four Ways to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain
Preventing holiday weight gain comes down to planning how you are going to respond to the upcoming challenges. Here is my best advice for preventing holiday weight gain.

10 Tips For a Healthier Holiday Meal
Making these changes and substitutions in your holiday dining will go a long way in helping you have a healthier season.

The Holidays vs. Your Waistline
With a little determination, we can make it through the holidays and still be friends with our scales come January 2nd!

Save Calories with Holiday Food Swaps
Holiday food swaps can make a huge difference in your chances of gaining weight during the season. Learn how to save calories with holiday food swaps.

How to Prevent Overeating at Holiday Parties
Overeating and holiday parties seem to go hand-in-hand. These easy tips will help keep you from overdoing it at your next celebration.

Holiday Weight Gain Not So Bad
Don't worry, experts say holiday weight gain isn't as bad as we used to think it was.

Quick Guide: Beverages and Bites
Heading to a holiday party? Make healthy holiday eating simple. This guide will help you pick the right beverages and bites at parties.

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