The holidays can ruin your weight loss goals.  To avoid putting on excess pounds be aware of these weight adding additions and eat them in moderation or chose from the alternate below:

1. Gravy- often loaded with fat
2. Cream sauce- loaded with butter and cream
3. Cranberry sauce- although it doesn’t contain fat, it does have a lot of sugar which equals empty calories
4. Mashed potatoes- often loaded with butter and or sour cream
Alternative:

1. Instead of pouring the gravy on top, put a little on the side of your plate or in a small dish and dip
2. Instead of cream sauce chose red/ marinara sauce or olive oil
3. Instead of cranberry sauce chose salad with dried cranberries
4. Instead of mashed potatoes have a baked potatoe w/ butter