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Holiday Party Guide: Eat, Drink, and Still Be Slim

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What to Eat: Before You Dip

Just because you eat it on a celery stick doesn't make it healthy. "Many dips are oily, sugary, and high in sodium," Zied says, which is why two tablespoons should be your portion limit.

What to Dip

  • Hummus (54 calories, 2.6g fat, 0.3g saturated fat)
  • Salsa (9 calories, 0.1g fat, 0g saturated fat)

What to Skip

  • Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese (70 calories, 6g fat, 4g saturated fat)
  • Spinach (78 calories, 7.6g fat, 2g saturated fat)

Your Best Choice?

Salsa! "Tomatoes are a low-calorie source of vitamins A and C and lycopene, which protects the heart," says Zied.

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mjgoss82958 wrote:

Great information to reinforce my thinking about the holidays! One can enjoy, but as always in moderation, and be sure to get in a workout, first thing in the a.m., otherwise too many excuses if postponed. (I, myself, have been a jogger for over 40 years, raised a family, a grandmother and in my 70's! This has been my mantra my whole life!)

11/29/2013 06:45:35 AM Report Abuse
a3984502 wrote:

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3/4/2012 03:30:31 AM Report Abuse
beth_scraps1960 wrote:

great advise but nothing that will actully make me look thinner? that is why I went to the article to begin with.

12/5/2011 01:41:13 PM Report Abuse
peaceloveart@verizon.net wrote:

hahahahaha fatty spinach!

11/23/2011 02:55:39 PM Report Abuse
Naglee2 wrote:

i like that they ended on a positive note. I think self-esteem is such a huge part of loosing weight. As soon as I started REALLY valuing myself and started having fun I stopped obsessing over foods and the pounds melted off. Love yourself, love food--go overboard on the former not the latter :)

11/23/2011 10:53:49 AM Report Abuse

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