By Diana Breault
DHAC Weight Loss Coordinator
The end of the year, with holidays and family fun is finally here!
In addition to the holiday shopping and decorating the house, it is important to keep your waistline in check. Many people tend to over-indulge during this time of year. Don’t let that be an excuse for extra helpings of stuffing!
Instead, enjoy your feast this season by making the most healthful choices that lie before you on the dining room table. Below are two comparable food lists that you may encounter during your holiday meal:
|Meal #1||Meal #2|
|Turkey, white meat, skinless (3oz)||120 calories||Turkey, dark meat, skin (3oz)||155 calories|
|Roasted ham (3oz)||150||Duck, roasted, skin (3)||290|
|Brown rice (1c)||110||Stuffing, prepared (1/2 cup)||180|
|Sweet potato (med)||105||Potatoes, mashed||120|
|Broccoli, seasoned (1c)||30||Gravy (2T)||45|
|French Baguette||70||Carrots, honey glazed (1/2c)||75|
|TOTAL CALORIES:||585||TOTAL CALORIES:||1,075|
Healthy substitutions can go a long way during the holiday season. How do you keep your waistline in check during the holiday season?