The holidays are a magical time. This bustling season can bring everything from warm family memories to busy traffic, but it’s a wonderful time of year all the same. Of course, there’s one thing that everyone looks forward to when we think about the holiday season.

The food.

Oh the food! From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, there are plenty of delicacies to enjoy. It’s a time of the year when we often allow ourselves to indulge a little more than usual, because that’s what New Year’s resolutions are for, right?

Before you overdo it and regret that extra slice (or two) of pie, check out these friendly tips to help you keep up your energy and stay healthy through the holidays.

Plan ahead

Lots of traveling is a given during the holidays, so you may find yourself waiting between meals. You can probably expect no shortage of available snacks, so make sure you control your intake of sugary desserts. Fiber and whole grains are your best friends as they keep you feeling full longer. Learn how a little planning can help you stay healthy.

Indulge only in the special stuff

You’ll find plenty to snack on over the next few weeks, so when gifts of goodies from the neighbors start piling up, choose wisely. Save your appetite for something a little more special, like grandma’s homemade apple pie.

Think of it like budgeting: You don’t want to blow your money on frivolities when you could save up for a 4K HDR TV. Hold out for the most worthwhile culinary delights so you won’t end up overeating.

Find ways to stay active

A part of the M3 Pledge is to take 7500 steps a day, which is more important than ever after Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you’re staying active before meals or after (or both), adding 10 minutes of walking or a quick workout every day adds up.

Don’t forget your Modere products

Modere has your back when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle all year long! Utilize Burn to kick start your metabolism and boost energy. Use Trim to inhibit cellular fat storage and take your weight management to a new level. And take Fiber before a meal to eat less and feel full longer.

You have an arsenal at your disposal to support your health. Just make sure to leave some space in your luggage for these holiday (and year-round) must-haves.

Go light on the dressings

You can’t always control what’s being served at dinner, but you can control your portions and what you add on top. For instance, you can make dishes like turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing a bit healthier by limiting the sauce or gravy you put on top. It may taste good, but whipped cream on the pumpkin pie isn’t essential. Small changes like this can pay off big in the long run.