With Thanksgiving having just ended and Christmas and New Years’ right around the corner, it’s easy to get carried away with over-consuming food and drink during the holidays. Family and friends come together to enjoy each other’s company, have a few laughs and, perhaps, eat a slice or two of your mom’s delicious apple pie. These are cheerful times indeed, but it’s also important to remain balanced and practice moderation to prevent feelings of regret after the holidays. Heavy meals during the holidays contribute to rapid weight gain which can lead to stretch marks if it gets out of control. Managing your food portions is no easy task, but with a few pointers and words of motivation, you may just want to start your New Year’s resolution early.