We're heading into a marathon of eating and boozing with this holiday season. You can either surrender now, knowing that you're going to be packing on the pounds, or you can take a stand and minimize the damage that you're sure to do to your body.

I’ve already given up on this battle. I started eating Christmas cookies left and right, and can’t wait for the big feast. If you're ready to fight the good fight, reach for these fat-burning foods:

Salmon- Salmon boosts your metabolism and melts fat because it is full of Omega-3 fatty acids. It’s good for heart health.

Turkey- Turkey is packed with fat burning protein and is even leaner than chicken. Be sure to avoid turkey that is injected with fats, such as butter.

Broccoli- Broccoli not only burns fat, it is also low in fat. Due to the fiber, calcium and vitamin C in broccoli, it boosts metabolism.

Hot Peppers- Peppers are filled with capsaicin, a substance that causes the body temperature to rise, which helps shed unwanted inches around the waistline.

Asparagus- Asparagus cleanses the body because it has chemicals called asparagines, which bust up fat cells and get those cells flushed out.