As the holiday season gets und
erway, there are a number of foods that you need to be extra careful about and try to avoid at all costs. While most people will know the obvious dietary offenders – chocolate, cookies, cakes, and so on, some foods sneak right by us.
While we may know that they aren’t especially ‘healthy’, we don’t quite realize just how much damage they can do.
Let’s go over five of the top foods that you should make sure you’re avoiding this coming holiday season.
The first must-avoid food to be put on your list is regular Eggnog. Not only is Eggnog not a wise decision due to the calorie count, but the high saturated fat content in it is going to really cause heart health problems as well.
Furthermore, the alcohol is going to supply nutrient devoid calories that will only contribute to your waistline.
If you must have eggnog this season, find a healthier recipe and prepare it yourself.
Moving along, stuffing is the next dish that you should be adding to your ‘do not eat list’. Most people see stuffing and realize that it is very high in carbs and likely calories as a result.
But what they don’t realize is that if the stuffing has been prepared inside the turkey, all the fat from the turkey will have absorbed right into the bread.
This makes it not only high in carbs, but high in fat as well. This combination is especially dangerous for those on a fat loss diet.
Spiced nuts are the next food that you need to be careful about adding into your diet. While nuts are generally quite healthy, the problem here is that they are way too high in calories. Due to the added salt and seasonings on the nuts, it’s going to make portion control next to impossible as you’ll take one small handful and shortly be back for more.
All these calories will really add up quickly and further destroy your diet plan.
If you’re someone who likes to prepare cinnamon buns for a special breakfast during the holiday mornings, think twice about this treat as well. Low in protein but very high in simple carbs and fats, all these will do is spike your insulin levels, causing a high amount of fat gain.
Cinnamon buns are not going to be ideal for anyone who has weight maintenance in mind, so really do consider taking a pass and opting for a bowl of oatmeal or a piece of whole grain toast with some form of protein.
Finally, chocolate truffles are the last item to avoid this holiday season. While most people do realize, as we stated, that chocolate isn’t the wisest of options, these are especially bad as most pack in well over 100 calories per truffle and since they’re smaller, you think just one or two won’t hurt.
It will. If you’re craving chocolate, make yourself a cup of hot chocolate with some low fat milk.
So there you have the main foods to avoid this holiday season. Be sure to check out Phen 375 as well, which can help make controlling your diet that much easier.
- Be aware and battle annual holiday weight creep (sacbee.com)