If you're worried about the pound of weight the average American gains this time of year, know that there are some ways to lighten up the holiday season feeding frenzy.
Keri Glassman, R.D., founder of Nutritious Life, joined Alicia Menendez on HuffPost Live to discuss some of the easy ways to make holiday eating a little healthier.
The biggest mistake people make this time of year, says Glassman, is skipping meals. You might think it's a good idea to forgo breakfast or lunch when you know you have a festive dinner ahead, but doing so will probably only make you hungrier and cause you to overeat later.
For a surprising way to lighten homemade Christmas cookies and the best dish to bring to a potluck party, watch the video above.
For more tips from nutritionists about how to eat at holiday parties, click through the slideshow below: