This information is by means meant to make you feel guilty. It is simply here to provide you with information that can be useful if needed or disregarded. It is simply up to you. Plus, if you eat a balanced diet most of the time, there’s no reason your Christmas feasting should hinder any of your efforts. Remember it takes a mighty amount of calories to gain an extra pound (and a pound that sticks).
So in case you are curious as to how much calories are in some of our beloved Christmas staples, then keep reading and if you insist on trying to burn them off, please be sure that you are not torturing yourself and enjoying time with your family, most importantly!
A staple in many households on Christmas day is a honey-glazed ham. A honey-baked ham clocks in at around 130 calories per slice, which is not too shabby. The one thing to consider though is that this type of ham tends to be high in sugar and sodium.
There are certainly many healthier variations of this classic Christmas drink out there but if you are curious on what the traditional creamy good stuff clocks in at, then consider this beverage to add about 400 calories per cup to your celebrating.
Since we are chatting about some high caloric foods, this one measures up to just about the same as your eggnog. Maybe think twice about having both or choosing one over the other… or it’s Christmas after all and why not have both this year?
This traditional food actually isn’t as bad for you, even though many Americans just don’t really care for it. Fruitcake clocks in at just under 100 calories per slice and are full of nuts, dried fruit, and spices.