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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Holiday Eating: Good Choices Equal Less Weight Gain

Small changes can make a really big difference in how many calories are consumed over the holidays. Holiday Eating by the Numbers; 
Good Choices Equal Less Weight has some great tips, such as:
  •  Remove turkey skin to deduct 50 calories 
  • Switch from whole milk in mashed potatoes to fat free or skim — or consider using new potatoes instead, which have less sugar
  •  Enjoy one less piece of bread: cornbread is about 200 calories a piece, and each dinner roll will cost you 80 
  • Opt for a fresh dessert instead of a baked one: a single slice of pumpkin pie is packed with about 350 calories and Southern pecan pie has more than 500 calories. A fresh fruit sorbet: only about 100 calories
Read the full article to learn more about how to avoid holiday weight gain.

TELL US, HOW DO YOU KEEP FROM GAINING WEIGHT OVER THE HOLIDAYS?


-Lisa Bakewell

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