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

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What to Eat: The Best Finger Foods

Bite-size poppers can be dicey, Zied says, because the calories can add up quickly. Select three items as your main course, but get your fill early on. Celebrity event planner Colin Cowie, author of Colin Cowie Chic, says, "I like to serve lighter dishes first and heavier ones afterward."

  • 3 California Sushi Rolls = 125 calories, 2g fat, 0.5g saturated fat
  • Mini Burgers (1 burger) = 111 calories, 5g fat, 1.8g saturated fat
  • Shrimp Cocktail = 83 calories, 0.8g fat, 0.2g saturated fat
  • Chicken Skewers = 94 calories, 2g fat, 0.6g saturated fat

Your Best Choice?

Shrimp is the leanest, but each item listed here has some nutritional value, 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
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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 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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