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It’s easy to think, “I’m just not going to indulge at all,” and many of us instinctively decide to take on this type of mindset during the holidays. However, more often than not, this seemingly fool-proof plan tends to backfire. “Depriving one’s self of certain foods often leads to binge eating,” Cederquist said. “So if you want something eat it, just eat smaller portions and make the healthiest choice.”