How to Indulge During the Holidays Without Derailing Your Diet

There's something about the holiday season that makes even the most die-hard health and fitness fanatics temporarily abandon their low-carb, six-workouts-a-week lifestyles. That probably has something to do with the fact that there are (by our scientific calculations) approximately 5,000 times the temptations during this time of year. After all, who can resist grandma's pecan pie when she only makes it once a year?

But in the two months before the new year (a.k.a. before we hop back on the treadmill and vow to shun carbs and refined sugars), it can be easy to over-indulge, resulting in setbacks to your health and fitness goals. Here, seven diet mistakes to avoid, and tips that will help you avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain.

Scroll through to see how to indulge this holiday season—without completely messing up your diet.