The 12 Calorie Bombs of Christmas

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Celebrating the calories in favorite holiday treats with song.

The 12 Calorie Bombs of Christmas

Sung to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas."

On the 12th Day of Christmas I counted calories
12 cups of eggnog (4000)
11 sugar cookies (1400)
10 candy canes (550)
9 chocolate truffles (1000)
8 squares of fudge (1000)
7 chocolate rum balls (500)
6 peppermint lattes (1500)
5 ginger bread men (500)
4 cups of cocoa (600)
3 Mince pies (3800)
2 fruit cakes (3000)
and a figgy pudding topped with whipped cream (5000)

That's 22,850 calories, give or take a few. Technically not enough to gain that theoretical 10 lbs. everyone is supposed to pack on over the holidays. But enough to derail any diet.

The Take Away Message: enjoy your favorite holiday treats, but don't let them take over your life.

Holidays / Parties->Winter Holiday Season
Dec 22, 2015
Donna P Feldman MS RDN is author of "Feed Your Vegetarian Teen", writes about food and nutrition at Radio Nutrition and is co-host of the Walk Talk Nutrition podcast series.

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