‘This is One Serving’ Holiday Party Snack Edition

Offbeat Health Tech

Remember how we posted about a cool article at the Greatist that broke down the traditional Thanksgiving meal by showing the approximate size of a single serving of our favorite dishes? Well, for many of us the entire month of December seems like one long binge-fest of appetizers, cookie-swaps, pass-a-pot luncheons, and so on.

So naturally the folks at the Greatist have come up with a NEW visual guide to remind you of just how badly you are overeating at those holiday events. Here is a sample:

Egg Nog Serving Size Equivalent: A three-ounce espresso cup
143 calories, 6 grams of fat

This one is close to my heart – I love egg nog, and having it while we decorate the tree and for Christmas morning is an annual tradition. But because of how thick and rich it is, I tend to have a single small glass each time. This year my older son decided he was really into it, and grabbed a full-size tumbler glass (~12-16 oz) and drank it all rather quickly. As I reminded him later, when he ‘wasn’t feeling so good’ … there is a reason the serving size is so small.

What are your holiday guilty pleasures and strategies to enjoy what you like without feeling sick from over-indulging or waking up with a ‘junk food hangover’?

Source: Greatist

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Michael Anderson
I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!

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