It gets challenging staying true to the resolution of eating well during the holidays – with all the tempting foods and culinary goodies on display – the willpower is diminished, and before one could say, Jack, you'd find yourself chomping down on high-calorie meals that would ruin all previous fitness efforts.
You don’t want this to be your story to end the year so that’s why you’re on this page to learn about the foods you should avoid during this jolly season, right? So, here are our top seven foods you must absolutely avoid during the end of 2017 this holiday season.
What’s a Christmas party without eggnog being passed around? Sure, the drink might be fun to consume but, it’s a nutritional bomb that could add on extra pounds. The combination of whipped cream, sugar, raw egg and bourbon is sure to add havoc with your diet.
Now add in the fact that one serving of the drink can contain as much as 400 grams of calories along with 20 grams of fat and you would see why staying away from this drink is your best bet. We all know we usually have more than one eggnog as well.
Potatoes are nutritious by themselves – in fact, they’re a powerhouse of vitamin C. However, when sour cream, butter, and cheese are added it becomes just a load of weight shattering food.
A medium sized serving of stuffed potato contains about 316 calories and 8.25 grams of fat, now that’s nearly half of the recommended daily limit of fat.
Why stuff yourself with sausage when you’re not sure what the stuffing is? It’s very likely you would be tempted to have a bite of these brown crusting sausages but don’t give in to the cravings because you could be walking into a fat inducing trap.
The most generic sausage stuffing recipe has 345 calories, with 235 of that from fat alone. This is an appetizer to stay away from during the holiday season.
Don’t be deceived by the name; there's no meat in this small chops. The long list of high-calorie ingredients makes this a no-no. In fact, according to Beck, One slice of this mincemeat pie contains 477 calories, 18 grams of fat and 12 teaspoons of sugar. Now, do you see why you should take a pass on this?
Although fruitcakes contain fruits but their benefits are whittled down with the addition of corn syrup, sugar and butter in large quantities making them high-calorie food.
Sure, they are an enjoyable holiday treat but aren’t so great when you consider how high they are in sugar. The caramel sauce is made from refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup and a bit of milk. So even the health benefits of the apples are offset by these high sugar levels.
A serving of one caramel apple packs in about 320 calories, 28 grams of sugar, and 16 grams of fats.
Oh, don’t forget to leave Santa some cookies. The thing with this holiday snack is that it has a straightforward, simple recipe, however; the amount of the butter, egg, and all-purpose flour is quite high. You’d be getting over 200 calories and 14 grams of sugar from eating an average sized cookie.