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Tiny Tastes Can Total BIG CALORIES over Winter Holidays

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See how fast calories can sneak up on you and how fast they can add up over the holidays!

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Tiny Tastes Can Total BIG CALORIES over Winter Holidays

  1. 1. Know how. Know now. Tiny Tastes Can Total BIG Calories over the Winter Holidays Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator UNL Lancaster County Extension1
  2. 2. Extra calories can sneak in over the holidays...2
  3. 3. They don’talways comein largeportions!3
  4. 4. They can tiptoe in through tiny tastes throughout the day...4
  5. 5. Let’s look athow thecalories intiny tastescan add upin one day.*5 *Calories are approximate
  6. 6. Taste 1 Eating a cookie that broke while removing it from the baking sheet – I deserve it for getting up early to bake these cookies before heading to work.6
  7. 7. 307 Approximate Calories
  8. 8. Taste 2Someone broughtholiday candy towork today! I’lljust have onesmall piece of thepeanut brittle.8
  9. 9. 809 Approximate Calories
  10. 10. Taste 3 Gotta stop at the grocery store over the noon hour. Great – they’re offering cheese and cracker samples. That’ll tide me over until I can swing through10 a fast food place.
  11. 11. 4011 Approximate Calories
  12. 12. Taste 4 The fast food place is giving out 1/4 cup samples of its special flavored holiday coffee.12
  13. 13. 2013 Approximate Calories
  14. 14. Taste 5 Chocolate-covered cherries in the break room! It’s still a few hours before the dinner party tonight. Chocolate’s good for you – right? And, I’m just eating one!14
  15. 15. 6015 Approximate Calories
  16. 16. Taste 6 The party is great – but maybe I shouldn’t stand near the snack table. I’m dipping my third chip.16
  17. 17. 7517 Approximate Calories
  18. 18. Taste 7 Who can pass up old-fashioned style eggnog. I’ll have just a half cup.18
  19. 19. 20019 Approximate Calories
  20. 20. Taste 8 There are just a couple of tablespoons of candied sweet potatoes left. Someone should enjoy them so they don’t go to waste – it might as well be me!20
  21. 21. 6021 Approximate Calories
  22. 22. Don’t let yourstomachbecome a“waist”basket.Use or freezeleftovers within3 to 4 days.22
  23. 23. Taste 9 Helping dish up dessert lets me take a little “preview” taste. One heaping tablespoon of candy cane ice cream coming right up!23
  24. 24. 7024 Approximate Calories
  25. 25. Guess the total tasting calories for the day ... 63525
  26. 26. If such “tiny tastes” are continued through the holidays, you might gain ...26
  27. 27. • A pound a week!* Which could add up to about 5 pounds (or more!) between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day! * Consuming an additional 3,500 calories above your body’s needs and expenditures27 can lead to gaining a pound a week.
  28. 28. Maybe those “tiny tastes” aren’t so tiny after all!28
  29. 29. What “tiny tastes” are totaling BIG calories for YOU?29
  30. 30. The End30
  31. 31. “Thank You!” to the following people for reviewing these materials and adding their suggestions: Mary Balluff, Chiquita Briley, Cindy Brison, Joan Davis, Vicki Jedlicka, Jackie Johnson, Shannon Muhs, Dave Palm, Vicki Rethmeier, Kathy Retzlaff, Carie Schneider-Miller, Kathy Tack, Kathi Taylor, Kathleen Upton, Amy Vore This is a peer-reviewed publication.31
  32. 32. Know how. Know now. Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska– Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.32

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