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By Katie Ferraro, MPH, RD, CDE There's nothing like an early evening gathering with friends to help you wind down from a long day. Happy hours and social gatherings provide fabulous forums for 30 HEALTHY & ACTIVE 2014 catching up with colleagues, networking with neighbors or just relaxing. But, when you're trying to lose or maintain weight, every half-priced, calorie-heavy appetizer or mixed drink could undo all your hard work. Socializing is great— but you can prevent your happy hour from turning into an unexpected calorie splurge digital vision/Thinkstock (nut bowl) (vegetable tray) How to Celebrate at Social Events—Without Going Overboard Stockbyte/Thinkstock (couples around table) 12 Ways to Survive Happy Hour

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