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How to Avoid Over 1,000 Calories During the Holidays

How to Avoid Over 1,000 Calories During the Holidays

There are 3,500 calories in one pound. These calories add up extremely quickly during holiday season with comfort food at the forefront of every meal. This list will show you not only just how quick these calories add up, but also how simple it can be to save them, so you don’t over do it this holiday season.

Make these changes to your diet to save 1,000 calories and a ton of guilt this holiday season.

Choose Greek yogurt over sour cream for veggie dips: Don’t ruin your good intentions of eating veggies by dipping them in sour cream. Choose greek yogurt, which is also higher in protein to save 45 calories before the entrée.

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Choose regular unsalted nuts over candied nuts, like pecans or walnuts in salads or dishes. Why add sugar to something that’s delicious as it is. Save the sugar for dessert, get it out of your salad! Save 50 calories per ounce.

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Choose white meat over dark meat turkey. This is an easy swap to make without sacrificing much flavor. Save 70 calories per serving while having a good source of lean protein.

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Drink Vodka soda over eggnog: I’m sure you’ll agree it’s not worth the egg nog in this case because you’ll save 298 calories per cup, which is pretty much a meal by itself!

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Start with a veggie plate instead of cheese platter: Go for crunchy over creamy to save 200 calories and to save room for other dishes. There will most likely be cheese elsewhere in the meal.

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Choose shrimp cocktail over coconut shrimp to save 50 calories per shrimp. This has the potential to add up quickly, because who eats just one shrimp? If you have only two, you’re already saving 100 calories.

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Make your mashed potatoes with nonfat milk instead of whole milk: Another simple swap that can add up very quickly. Save 80 calories per serving. An even better option would be a simple baked potato.

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Choose a slice of pumpkin pie over a slice of pecan pie: It’s still a delicious and more nutritious dessert that will save you 200 calories. Your dessert will still be in holiday season, too. Even better, avoid the crust!

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Treat yourself to one square of dark chocolate, such as Dove over a hot chocolate from Dunkin Donuts. It’s always better to eat your calories than to drink them, anyway, and you’ll save 120 calories per treat.

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Choose Beef Stew over Shepard’s pie. Get the comfort food feel without all the calories and fat. Save 80 calories per serving.

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Total Saved: 1,193 calories

That’s how it’s done folks.
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