Another holiday season has come and gone and while the past month was filled with bright and cheery parties and brought a chance to reconnect with friends and family, it was also the season to unintentionally overindulge. One minute you were sharing stories over cookies and warm holiday drinks only to realize “just one” turned into two or three. The holiday season, considered to range from mid-November to mid-January, has been shown to be a major contributor to yearly weight gain. Given that weight gain has important implications in the development of major chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, prevention of unwanted weight gain is key. Although there are certain risk factors you can’t control, such as genetics and age, diet and lifestyle are modifiable risk factors that can help prevent weight gain and its negative downstream effects. We’re