The holiday season can be exciting, fun and tasty, but with so many savory suppers and sweet treats, it could weigh heavy on you, literally. Extra pounds can creep up on you. The holiday season includes plenty of food and looking for the healthy dishes can keep the pounds away. Tim Evans, owner of Fit for Life in Greenville, says there are some easy ways to approach this seasonal battle of the bulge. Evans recommends starting each day with something positive, be it a healthy breakfast or uplifting reading. Also Evans says grab a smaller food plate at the holiday party. According to the National Institutes of Health, Americans gain an average of one pound each holiday season.