Holidays are a perfect time to enjoy and chill out with families and friends. Parties with a wide variety of mouth-watering food on display can be very tempting. You can still stay healthy and fit without worrying about the increasing waistline. Just a little bit of planning, a dash of goal setting and dose of old fashioned discipline over your self will let you enjoy the holiday season without any worries. Here are a few ways you can follow your diet and stay in great shape too!

- Holidays are a hectic time. Schedules can go haywire! Stay on track, create a list of all the parties, dinners and so on. Keep the list where you can look at it every day. This serves as a reminder to stick to your schedule.

- With so much lip smacking and gorgeous food all around, you may feel tempted to just give up on your health and fitness goals.   Schedule one day aside where you can treat yourself, but only when you have  a major event lined up. Stick to your fitness program the rest of the days. Don't  feel even one iota of guilt while satiating yourself.

- If you skip one day of exercise, don't despair. Get on with it the next day. Nothing goes to waste. One day of holiday in your fitness schedule should be a motivating factor for you to get back on your fitness regime.

- If you have planned a big dinner, you might tend to skip either a morning or afternoon meal. Avoid changing your eating pattern. Treat the big dinner party at night just like regular dinner time and eat how much you would eat normally.

- Control food portion size in holidays. Eat your favorite foods in moderation. Overindulgence will show around your waistline. 

- One always has choices, no matter where you are.
Make the best possible choice based on the alternatives available in front of you. 

- Drink 8 - 10 glasses of water daily. Drink a glass of water before dinner to control your appetite. Drink water throughout the day to maintain a steady state of hydration.