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The average American eats 600 additional calories per day between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Translation: That's an extra six pounds. Yikes! But if you know which foods are the worst culprits for your waistline, you can battle back more effectively. Women's Healthhas helpfully identified the worst six:
Worst Classic Holiday Drink
Eggnog, at 350 calories and 19 grams of fat, eggnog--even without the booze--is on the naughty list because it consists of milk, cream and eggs.
Worst Holiday Appetizer
Crab Cakes. When crab is blended with mayonnaise and then rolled in bread crumbs and cooked in a vat of bubbling fat, you end up with an appetizer that weighs in at 400 calories and 19 grams of fat. Each. That's more calories than three dozen shrimp.
Worst Holiday Party Cocktail
Gin and Tonic may taste light, but a gin and tonic has 210 calories and 22 grams of sugar, thanks to the tonic water. Choose Champagne instead for one-fourth the amount of sugar.
Worst Holiday Party Snack
Spinach and Artichoke Dip. In addition to the spinach and artichokes, this dip has mayonnaise, sour cream and cream cheese, which add up to a whopping 285 calories and 17 grams of fat per serving.
Worst Holiday Entree
Prime Rib, this coveted holiday cut of beef comes from one of the fattiest parts of the cow, which means you're ingesting 750 calories and 45 grams of fat with just one serving.
Worst Holiday Dessert
Pecan Pie, there's no pie that has more calories, fat and sugar than pecan. Even though some of the 810 calories and 65 grams of fat come from the healthy nuts, most come from the corn syrup and sugar filling.
Jan Brakefield, assistant professor of consumer sciences at The University of Alabama, offers these ten ideas on how to celebrate the holidays on a shoestring budget: