by Betsy Stevens, NCCPT | Find Me on Facebook
Thanksgiving has come and gone, but some of that weight is probably still hanging around. And, you still have December and New Year’s to go!
Yes, these are some of the most wonderful times of the year! With all of the family and friend gatherings and parties, GREAT foods come are everywhere.
But, did you know that the average person puts on between 3-10 pounds during the November-December holidays? It’s true! Research shows that the majority of Americans NEVER lose this weight after it’s gained during the Fall and Winter holidays. In turn, the weight piles up each year after and plays a large role in the adult obesity levels here in America.
Check out these common holiday indulgences we all love and see if of YOUR favorites are doing you more harm than you originally thought:
1. Chocolate-Peanut Butter balls AKA “Buckeyes”
Who doesn’t love these amazing homemade candies?! Unfortunately, between the full stick of butter and entire jar of peanut butter that goes into making these tasty treats, there is very little wiggle room for much nutritional value. Just ONE of these candy balls contains 175 calories, 11.5g of fat and 14g of sugar! And come on, let’s be honest, who really can eat just one of these things??
2. Sausage-Cheese Balls
Uh..YUM! This is my personal favorite of all the delectable holiday time foods. Unfortunately, for me, when I decided to make these and take them to a family get-together one year, I was hit with a huge awakening. I bet after you read what’s next, I am willing to be that you’ll be pretty shocked, too!
With just a measly 3 ingredients, these sausage balls can contain up to as much as 230 calories, 16g of fat and 480g of sodium! That’s in just 4 balls!
3. Turkey Dressing
As a common American side dish served at family holiday gatherings, this food favorite tops the charts with 343 calories, 52.5g of carbs and 8.5g of fat in just one serving ( 1 serving= a casserole serving size spoon). This carb overload is one of the heftiest out of all of the common holiday foods. No wonder we always feel so sleepy after eating so heavy!
4. Canned Cranberry Sauce
This side item always adds the perfect tangy flavor to turkey and dressings. Also, it’s quite the easy go-to if you are responsible for bringing something to one of the gathering you’re attending. But, like normal, if it’s a quick and easy food, it’s normally destined to be pretty darn unhealthy for you. In just one thick slice of cranberry sauce, you are consuming 86 calories and 21.6 g of sugar!
Well, what do you think? Are you shocked? It’s starting to make a little more sense as to why we feel so heavy, sluggish and chunky after all these indulgences, isn’t it?
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