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Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies For Busy Moms

AURORA, CO - NOVEMBER 20:  A child takes a plate of healthy snacks during the Shapedown program for overweight adolescents and children on November 20, 2010 in Aurora, Colorado. The 10-week family-centered program held by the Denver area Children's Hospital teaches youth and their parents ways to lead a healthier more active lifestyle, as a longer lasting weight-loss alternative to dieting. Nationally, some 15 percent of children are overweight or obese, as are some 60 percent of adults.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

AURORA, CO - NOVEMBER 20: A child takes a plate of healthy snacks during the Shapedown program for overweight adolescents and children on November 20, 2010 in Aurora, Colorado. The 10-week family-centered program held by the Denver area Children's Hospital teaches youth and their parents ways to lead a healthier more active lifestyle, as a longer lasting weight-loss alternative to dieting. Nationally, some 15 percent of children are overweight or obese, as are some 60 percent of adults. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)  (2010 Getty Images)

Busy moms sometimes go through every excuse in the book to put healthy eating on the back burner. Do any of these excuses sound familiar? Read on for tips on getting back on track.

1. I’m too stressed to eat healthy! You blew a work deadline, had a baby who was up all night or one too many fights involving a cranky fifth-grader and a science project. Bigger stresses, like unemployment or caring for a sick relative, can also cause you to overeat, even when you’re not hungry. Try taking a brisk walk and reaching for a healthy snack. When you have a minute to slow down, read our tips to control your stress.

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