Eating during the holidays can be tough if you’re trying to stay on a diet, or if you’re worried about eating too much. Since portion sizes have gotten out of control in the past couple of decades, it can be hard to judge how much you should be eating. When looking at the following tables, be sure to remember to eat proper portion sizes. Visit www.MyPyramid.gov for more information on a balanced diet and good nutrition.
Drinks & Desserts
Here’s the tricky part to navigate. Since these are usually readily available at any party tables or serving platters, it can be easy to lose track of how much you actually eat. Make a single pass and figure out which desserts are the most appealing to you. Then, only eat the ones that are most important to you. Serving sizes are important to keep in mind when figuring out holiday nutrition:
|Drink||Serving Size||Dessert||Serving Size|
|Wine||4 oz||Cookies||2 in cookie|
|Water||8 oz||Cake||2 inch piece|
|Beer||12 oz||Pie||2 inch slice|
|Soda||12 oz||Candy||Typically, 1 piece|