It’s that time of the year again where we can’t wait to fit into winter dresses and show off our stuff. After all, there are practically endless style options to choose from, and there is at least one out of many winter dresses which calls your name. However, it isn’t always easy to lose weight with the holidays here. It’s so easy to get trapped: say you got invited to your friend’s party and she’s having chocolate martinis to start off the holiday season. Well, you can kiss a good portion of your calorie consumption goodbye if you start to sip on one of those sweet treats. Believe it or not, there are tons of different foods which can do more harm than good. With Thanksgiving out of the picture, it’s time to focus on foods to avoid this holiday season if you’re the slightest bit health conscientious.
Food number one: Cheesecake
Ah, it looks delicious—and who doesn’t love a slice of cheesecake? Unfortunately, one slice of this holiday favorite can be about 700 calories. If you’re on a 1,400 calorie diet, that is a good half of your calories for the day.
Food number two: Sugar cookies
Aw, look at that sugar cookie shaped like a Christmas tree. Oh! Is that one Santa Claus? It doesn’t matter what it’s supposed to look like; one sugar cookie, albeit innocent-looking, can cost you up to 200 calories. Yikes!
Food number three: Spinach and artichoke dip
Although spinach and artichoke is in the name, the actual dip itself is full of calories. If portion control is an issue for you, it’s a good idea to steer far away from the spinach and artichoke dip. It’s loaded with mayonnaise, sour cream, and cream cheese which are highly fattening foods. Plus, if you don’t know when to stop dipping, this can add an extra 905 calories to your diet.
The holidays are a great time to show off your fashion sense and enjoy time with your friends and family, but it’s also easy to get swept into all of the calories. These three foods are highly recommended to stay away from in order to prevent those extra holiday pounds.