Picks and Pans Review: Trim Tummy Tricks

updated 12/20/2010 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/20/2010 AT 01:00 AM EST

How to enjoy the holidays without getting a gut like Santa's? Dr. Travis Stork has some tips.

• Before you go to a party, eat a handful of nuts. Good fats satiate you-you won't eat as much processed sugar.

• Keep a space between the items on your plate. You'll eat 20 percent less.

• At the mall, take the stairs, not the escalator.

• Drink wisely. A margarita can have 500 to 700 calories! Have a glass of water in between cocktails and try tonic water as a mixer. It's about moderation, not deprivation.

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