Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Holiday Foods - Damage Control
(this can apply to both Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Portion Size… Same size as... Burn off with...
3 oz turkey, white meat, no skin = deck of cards = 18 minutes of ice-skating (135 calories)
1/3 cup homemade stuffing, cooked = 1 kiwifruit = 23 minutes stacking wood for cozy fire (130 calories)
1/4 cup gravy, from jar = ping pong ball = 15 minutes kissing under the mistletoe (25 calories)
[okay, this could be fun and worth it!]
1/2 cup mashed potatoes = 1/2 baseball = 22 minutes on a family walk (110 calories)
4 oz champagne = cupcake wrapper = 32 minutes playing carols on the piano (80 calories)
1/8 of 9-inch pumpkin pie = computer mouse = 37 minutes cross-country skiing (315 calories)
2 small sugar cookies = 2 bars hotel soap = 14 minutes snowshoeing (145 calories)
1/8 of 8-inch gingerbread cake = cassette tape = 55 minutes snowball fighting (230 calories)
1 tbsp fudge = pair of dice = 22 minutes hanging holiday decorations (65 calories)
4 oz eggnog, non-alcoholic = 1/2 apple = 38 minutes swing dancing (170 calories)
Take care with the holidays coming up, they have the most calorie/fat/sugar laden foods, especially those Christmas goodies. Best way to handle it is to make a thought out choice of which is your favourite, have a taste and no more. That way, you won't feel deprived and you'll still get some of the holiday cheery goodies.