Today you’re going to learn the secret snack formula I insist every patient must eat when they come to visit me at my clinic.

I decided to share it today because I know it can help you avoid over-eating at holiday parties this year.

It’s shocking, but true: The average American gains 5 lbs over the 7-week holiday season!

But that doesn’t have to be your story. To balance out this staggering statistic, I give my patients (and myself) a challenge to do just the opposite: LOSE 5 lbs during the holiday season.

Now, this can be tricky. Believe me, I understand. Between all the travel, shopping, and family gatherings… it’s easy to let your guard down and start indulging in things you wouldn’t normally.

But, there is a way help you bolster your willpower. And you’ll need it. Without a doubt, you’ll be offered fat- and sugar-bomb foods that will implode your diet.

When my patients ask how to lose or maintain their weight during this challenging time, I give them a simple two-step solution. (This includes my special “bar snack” formula.)

Watch this short video to discover my secret snack and my 2-step holiday diet tip:

In case you missed it in the video, my secret snack includes these – and only these – mixed nuts: Equal parts shelled pistachios, walnuts, and macadamia nuts.

They’re delicious on their own, but for a little festive flair feel free to spice them up with garlic and rosemary infused olive oil.

Dr. Gundry’s Nut Mix

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 Cup Gundry’s mixed nuts (equal parts pistachios, walnuts and macadamia nuts)
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced.

And here’s what to do!

  1. Put half the oil in small pan, along with the garlic and rosemary.
  2. Heat over medium heat until garlic is golden brown and fragrant.
  3. Toss with the nuts and the remaining olive oil, and serve warm or room temperature.

It’s the perfect snack before a party or for whenever you’re hungry between meals. BUT, make sure to LIMIT your intake to only TWO servings of ¼ cup each, per day.

Holiday Diet Tip | Dr. Gundry

Bonus: It’s another way to get olive oil into your mouth…and if you’ve been following my blog, you know how important that is!

Always looking out for you,

Dr. Steven Gundry

P.S. I don’t only talk the talk. I’m doing the holiday weight loss challenge too. I’ve lost 3 lbs so far, but two to go!

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