Keep your calorie count in check while you celebrate the holidays this year.
It may be your favorite time of year, but the holidays are unfortunately known for fatty high-calorie foods. Do you strive to stick to a healthy diet during this season? If so, there are several foods that you should be avoiding (or modifying) to preserve your health – and your waistline.
- Holiday drinks – One of the worst ways to accumulate calories is to drink them. Watch out for eggnog, peppermint lattes, and, of course, the open bar at that holiday party.
- Holiday snacks – Even holiday events that don't include dinner could be a calorie trap. Watch out for all those classic snacks, such as chips and dip, pigs in a blanket, or cheese cubes. They are filled with more calories than you need.
- Sweet potato casserole – Sweet potatoes may be considered a superfood, but when they get mixed up with the bad crowd – butter, eggs, marshmallows, and more – they turn into something more sinister.
- Stuffing – This popular holiday dish is typically filled with fats and carbs. If you can't resist, enjoy it only in the smallest portions.
- Chocolate fudge – While most offerings on the dessert table are best left untouched, fudge tends to be particularly packed with calories. Even one small piece can total 150!
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