The holiday season comes with all kinds of stress, from gift-giving anxiety to dealing with difficult relatives. But the biggest stress-causer of the season, for me anyway, is the parties: all those appetizers; all those chocolates; all that wine; all those calories! An entire month’s worth of mindful eating wrecked in just one evening – and there’s another party tomorrow!
A single serving of eggnog is like drinking three Mars bars!
1. Don’t starve yourself
2. Re-gift tasty treats
3. Drink Smart. And Make Every Other Drink Water
Alcohol is calorie-rich and nutrient-poor. What’s more, at this time of year it’s often mixed with belly-bulging liqueurs and sugary syrups. A single 8-oz serving of eggnog can contain up to 440 calories, 18 grams of fat and 58 grams of sugar! That’s like drinking three Mars bars! So when you’re indulging, stick to clear spirits like scotch (very sophisticated and doesn’t stain if you spill it) and red wine (lots of antioxidants, but wear dark coloured clothing if you’re klutzy like me). Stay away from cocktails and dessert drinks.