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A cornucopia of calories

How to trim the fat from your holiday fare and cheat the seasonal spread.

Joan Westlake

HealthKey.com contributor

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Did you know that one traditional holiday meal packs 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat? Include appetizers and eggnog cheer land you are downing a screaming 4,500 calories and an avalanche of fat.

The Food and Drug Administration says an entire day's calorie consumption for the average man should be 2,000 calories and the fat grams should be no more than 65.

Don't despair. You can lighten up that calorie and fat load without giving up flavor or your favorite dishes.

Here are some suggestions of how to trim the fat and calories from your holiday feast.

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