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Don’t gain ‘The Holiday 5’! Tips to avoid over-eating from POP Weight Loss

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OLD SAYBROOK - The average American gains 5 to 8 pounds every holiday season, filled with office get-togethers, neighborhood potlucks and Christmas cookies.

PegNutritionist"I will eat a lot of vegetables," says Peg Sheehan, age 52, already thinking about her Thanksgiving strategy. "I'll probably skip the mashed potatoes and things like that."

This mother-of-three has a plan because she's working with POP Weight Loss in Old Saybrook, a two-year-old business that is shrinking waistlines on the shoreline.beforeandafter

The center is owned by two medical professionals and moms, eager to speak out this holiday season with tips about how to fight the urge to over-indulge while still enjoying all the fun.

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