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Want to maintain, not gain extra pounds this holiday? Here's how to enjoy delicious seasonal goodies without guilt.

Cheesecake. Eggnog. Fudge.

If the devil has a list of the most sinfully delicious foods, these surely rank high. You know firsthand the temptations of holiday treats, laden with fat and calories. You want to be good. You try not to overeat. But you survey the lavish displays on those very long tables-the savory cheeses, the pretty canapés, the tartlets, the creamy dips, the foie gras.

Or maybe you sit down to Aunt Bev's oyster dressing, her special mashed potatoes, her renowned pies-and you can't help but think, "Oh, what the heck!"

To some extent, you're right. It's the holidays, so why be a saint? "The holidays are no time to try to lose weight," says Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD, WebMD's director of nutrition. "You want to maintain, not gain. I call it 'social weight maintenance,' the idea that you can splurge a little and enjoy, without gaining weight."

Enjoying some of the seasonal foods is a gift you give yourself, Zelman says. "Small bites are simply not a problem. This way, you can have your cake and eat it, too-but eat just a little." In other words, don't set yourself up for failure. The temptations are just too overwhelming- you have to let yourself enjoy it. But you still have to show some restraint."

Zelman says her own game plan is to "make sure I'm at fighting weight when Thanksgiving comes around. If you don't have pounds to lose, if you get yourself to a good place, you won't gain any."

Or not much, anyway. Here are a few more tips to help you face the buffet feasts with ease:

Eat before a party. Before hitting a holiday celebration, have a bowl of soup, a salad, popcorn --something filling but without many calories. It takes the edge off your appetite, which allows you to be more discriminating.

Graze carefully. Enjoy a few bites of the richer foods, but in general fill up on raw vegetables, fruits, smoked salmon, and shrimp. Don't overdo it on creamy, fatty, or fried foods.

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