What Are You Really Drinking this Holiday Season?

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With the holiday season upon us, keeping track of our intake becomes increasingly difficult. As we get busy with the added social commitments, exercise routines become more difficult than ever to maintain.

Though most people can recognize the added calories that come from meatloaf and fruit cake, liquid calories are a bit more difficult to gauge.

How many much fruitcake is in that glass of eggnog?

How much ham is equal to that peppermint mocha?

Did you ever think about what you’re really drinking?

Here are a few comparisons of some popular holiday beverages and foods

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Liquid calories are often less noticeable and easier to consume than solid ones. Our body doesn’t recognize the calories in beverages as well as it does with solid foods. There’s no fibre to fill us up and most often not much nutrition at all.

Though it’s important to enjoy the holiday season and all the yummy treats that it brings, we must remember to get right back to healthy eating the next day. Remember that it’s holiDAY, not holiWEEK or holiMONTH.

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a healthy new year!

Anna Gofeld, RD

 

Long commute? Before you head home, grab a drink to wet your whistle.

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Staying hydrated helps us feel refreshed and fight fatigue.

Here are a few super sips to pack ahead or pick up while waiting for transit:

 

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Are You Drinking Dessert?

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We all know that popular hot and cold beverages–like smoothies and specialty coffees–are packed full of sugar, calories, and fat with little nutritional value.

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Have you ever stopped to think about how much is REALLY in your favourite beverages? Here are just a few examples:

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