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Best Holiday Diet Tips

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Diet Article: Keeping on target with holiday tips for your weight loss plan.

Our Best Holiday Dieting Tip

The secret is out. Time to uncover our best diet tip for the holidays.Christmas Ornament

Here is it, our best holiday tip for you, little dieter.....

When you sit down to that holiday meal this year, instead of loading your plate with a bit of everything on the table, add just a small spoon of everything to your plate.

Once you decide which holiday foods that you like best, then go for the full serving.

Most of us have been taught not to waste food because of those who have not.

And tossing out food is expensive.

We Often Eat Foods We Don't Like to Avoid Being Wasteful

Due to such, we often find ourselves eating foods that we just really don't like because of the expense/waste issues.

And this carries over into the holidays. If we load up on Aunt Lena's chestnut stuffing and it tastes like a worn-out mattresses pad, we'll continue to gag on it until we get it down.

We don't want to waste it - and we don't want to injure our sweet little aunt's feelings.

On the flip-side, if we try a tiny sample of Aunt Lena's stuffing - or any other holiday goody on the table, this smart technique allows us to enjoy the foods that we like without waste, without expense and without injuring our sweet little aunt's feelings.

Just think about the calories and fat grams you'll save! Anyway that you look at it, it's a win-win situation.

Nutrition Facts & Calories in Mince Pie

It's one of the highest calorie traditional items on the holiday menu at about 500 calories per slice.

Much is due to the double crust used to prepare this recipe.

And it contains raisins which are spiced with cinnamon and other delicious flavors. Raisins are naturally high in calories as they are a dried fruit. They are also rich in sugar gram content.

Other holiday desserts to monitor while dieting during the holiday season include: coconut and other cream-based pies, double crusted pies, chocolate cake that is heavily frosted, cheesecake, nut pies, alcoholic mixed drinks and holiday eggnogs.

Nutritional Elements

Units

100 Grams

1 oz

1 slice, 9" round pie

Energy

kcal

289

82

477

Protein

g

2.60

0.74

4.29

Total lipid (fat)

g

10.80

3.06

17.82

Carbohydrate, by difference

g

48.00

13.61

79.20

Fiber, total dietary

g

2.6

0.7

4.3

Sugars, total

g

28.31

8.03

46.71

Minerals & Vitamins

Calcium, Ca

mg

22

6

36

Iron, Fe

mg

1.49

0.42

2.46

Magnesium, Mg

mg

14

4

23

Phosphorus, P

mg

42

12

69

Potassium, K

mg

203

58

335

Sodium, Na

mg

254

72

419

Zinc, Zn

mg

0.22

0.06

0.36

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid

mg

5.9

1.7

9.7

Thiamin

mg

0.150

0.043

0.248

Riboflavin

mg

0.105

0.030

0.173

Niacin

mg

1.189

0.337

1.962

Vitamin B-6

mg

0.065

0.018

0.107

Folate, DFE

g

36

10

59

Vitamin A, IU

IU

22

6

36

Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)

mg

0.15

0.04

0.25

Vitamin K (phylloquinone)

g

5.4

1.5

8.9

Lipids, Fatty Acid Totals

Saturated Fats

g

2.682

0.760

4.425

Monounsaturated Fats

g

4.654

1.319

7.679

Polyunsaturated Fats

g

2.842

0.806

4.689

Cholesterol

mg

0

0

0

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