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The Six Worst Things To Eat And Drink During The Holidays

Christmas cookies at work, holiday office parties and food everywhere you turn.  Want to avoid packing on pounds over the holidays?  These are the six worst things to eat and drink during the holidays.  Keep this handy for all those holiday parties you’ll be attending this month!

The six worst things to eat and drink during the holidays.
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Here’s a depressing holiday stat.  The average American eats an extra 600 calories a day between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  All those calories add up to about six pounds by Christmas.  Yikes!  Not exactly the way you want to start the new year.

Women’s Health has compiled a list of the six worst things to eat/drink during the holidays.

Worst classic holiday drink:

Eggnog is the worst, thanks to its high calorie and fat count.  19 grams of fat and 350 calories.  Skip the eggnog and help your waistline.

Worst Holiday Party Cocktail:

Gin and tonic is the one to avoid.  220 calories and loaded with 22 grams of sugar.   Still want a holiday drink?  Champagne is a better bet since it has one fourth less sugar.

 Worst Holiday Appetizer:

Crab cakes aren’t good if you’re watching your weight.  Each crab cake is 400 calories and 19 grams of fat.  Better choice?  Shrimp.

Worst holiday party snack:

Spinach and artichoke dip.  Sounds healthy but it’s not.  285 calories and 17 grams of serving for each serving, thanks to the sour cream, mayo and cream cheese.  Skip this dip.

Worst holiday entree:

Prime rib is a classic holiday entree but it’s loaded with fat and calories.  750 calories and 45 grams of fat per serving.  Now you can see why it’s best to avoid.

Worst holiday dessert:

This one bums me out because it’s one of my favorites.  Pecan pie is packed with sugar, calories and fat.  No other pie has as much which is probably why it’s tastes so darn good!  810 calories and 65 grams of fat.  Sorry scale, but I’m not going to pass up pecan pie for Christmas.

Which of these would be hard to you to resist over the holidays?


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