Celebrate Christmas, Limit Consumption of These Foods so Your Diet Isn’t Ruined

Christmas is one of the moments that Christians all over the world look forward to. Apart from going to church to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, gathering with family over food and telling stories is also a common tradition. Various typical Christmas dishes are of course served. Even though each region has different types of food, there are several examples of dishes that should be limited so as not to damage your diet. A List Of Delicious And Healthy Christmas Specialties

  • Christmas Pudding

Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding is a typical pudding from England and Ireland which is often served at Christmas. This pudding, which is made from various dried fruit, eggs, cinnamon, and spices, usually also uses alcoholic drinks in the manufacturing process.

Connoisseurs of this dish must be careful because of its calorie content. One serving size (100 grams) contains at least 300 calories. Want to atone for your “sin” after consuming it? Get ready to run for at least 30 minutes or cycle for at least 40 minutes. Tips for Keeping Cholesterol Safe on Christmas Day

  • Roast turkey

Roast turkey

Apart from being a typical Thanksgiving dish, turkey also often decorates the dinner table during Christmas celebrations. Compared to beef, the calorie content of calcium is lower. However, if you eat turkey meat with the skin, it will add around 70 calories and three times the fat. Turkey’s skin itself is known to contain a total of around 44 grams of fat.

  • Grilled Ribs

Grilled ribs

This dish is also the star of the dinner table at Christmas. If you are one of the connoisseurs, know that one piece of grilled ribs (without sauce or seasoning) can contain 450 mg of cholesterol. This amount means an excess of 100 grams of daily cholesterol recommendations.

If you are a beef lover, you should choose tenderloin, which has “only” a quarter of the calories of grilled ribs. However, remember not to consume it excessively.


  • Eggnog


One of the typical (and most favorite!) drinks served at Christmas is eggnog. Eggnog is made from sugar, eggs, whipped cream, and bourbon-type alcohol. This drink is usually served warm, which is suitable to drink at Christmas, which (in many European countries) is usually covered in winter.

Be aware that a glass of eggnog contains 343 calories, 150 mg of cholesterol (half the daily cholesterol recommendation), and 21 grams of sugar. Imagine if you drank too many glasses. Not only will body weight increase, cholesterol levels will also skyrocket.

  • Pastry


Various jars with various kinds of pastries, ranging from nastar, kastengel, snow white, cat’s tongue, chocolate chipsgingerbread aka ginger cake, and many more. When you’re chatting, your hand usually automatically grabs the nearest jar, then one by one the dry cakes enter your mouth. Before you know it, half the jar is already buried in your stomach.

For example, 4 pieces of mini-sized pineapple cake contain 140 calories. This amount is equivalent to ¾ cup of white rice! So, during Christmas celebrations, limit your consumption of dry cakes, okay?

  • Sauce ( gravy )

sauce gravy

It seems that a main protein dish would not be complete without the presence of gravy. The more, the better! Usually, gravy is made by adding a lot of white flour or cornstarch. This means adding carbohydrates and sugar to the dish. Not only that, many traditional recipes also add fat and salt, some also mix in offal.

  • Cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce

Even though cranberries actually have good popularity because of their great benefits for body health, if this fruit is processed into sauce, its benefits are lost. This is because cranberry sauce (like the sauce for Swedish meatballs) is very high in sugar. Canned cranberry sauce can contain 105 grams of sugar per serving, which can add approximately 400 calories to your dinner plate.

When you see the foods mentioned above served on the dinner table during Christmas celebrations, don’t listen to yourself saying, “It’s only once a year!” Yes, yes, but limit it as much as possible and don’t go too far so as not to ruin your diet. Also balance this by consuming lots of vegetables, fruit, and drinking enough water. The next day, burn the calories that come in by exercising, OK?

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