Kendra Wilkinson has revealed her top tips to stay in shape over Christmas.

The former Playboy model wants to enjoy the festive season by eating, drinking and being merry but she doesn't want to put on too much weight.

Kendra intends to limit the amount of calorie laden canapes she eats and has a plan for meal times to avoid overeating.

In a blog post titled ''Say No To Muffin Tops'', she wrote: ''Between Christmas cookies and cocktail parties, plus all the heavy holiday meals in between, it can be easy to put on a few pounds during the holiday season. Don't let it happen! Here's how to make it to 2013 with a flat belly ... Start every day with breakfast and a short workout. Eating breakfast will rev up your metabolism for the day and a short run or a 20-minute yoga session in the morning boosts your energy and keeps your appetite in check for the rest of the day.

''Never go to a party hungry. Eat a small meal before attending cocktail parties, dinner parties, or any events where food will be served. Holiday appetisers are usually fried, stuffed with cheese, or full of sugar. Taste what you want but never make a meal of party appetisers.''

Kendra - who has a three-year-old son Hank Jr. with her husband Hank Baskett - also plans to pace herself when she is drinking alcohol by drinking water in between and has urged her fans to do the same.

The 27-year-old blonde beauty recommends switching to a low calorie drink as well after enjoying a few glasses of your favourite seasonal cocktail.

She added: ''You need to drink lots of water! Particularly if you're drinking cocktails, pace yourself and drink a glass of water between alcoholic beverages. If you're drinking cocktails, have a few sips of your favourite seasonal drink, like eggnog, or apple cider, then switch to something lower calorie like vodka soda with a lime wedge.''