ANCHOR LEAD: 'Tis the season to fill your plates with everything from turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce… and then some. But, as Brian Osuch finds out, there is a way to "dig in" without the worry of "packing on" the pounds. (:60)
SCRIPT: Lifestyles, I'm Brian Osuch. The holiday season is a time for fun, family and food. But, overindulging in one of those could lead to a few unwanted inches on your waistline. The Food Network's, Gina Neely, says be mindful of your diet and it starts by making a list and checking it twice.
CUT: (Neely) Make a grocery list, because you don't want to go to that store hungry… just be buying everything. Know exactly what you want to get. I always try to suggest eating on a salad plate, so naturally, it will look fuller to the eye and you're eating less. Also, try having a meal prior to going to any event, because that way you're already full and you won't overeat when you get there.
SCRIPT: Neely recommends preparing low-calorie appetizers and desserts like beef and veggie skewers and grilled cinnamon apples to help satisfy your cravings through the holidays, but don't forget a diet plan to help keep you on track.
CUT: (Neely) The George Foreman Grill's Weight Loss Challenge was like my bible. It was a place I could go and get started. It breaks down everything for you from your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. You start creating a lifestyle for yourself.
SCRIPT: For more, go to George-Foreman-Cooking-dot-com-slash-Weight Loss. That's Lifestyles from George Foreman Grills.
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