Thursday, November 25, 2010

How to Keep the Calories Down For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year and for the most part, I give myself a little slack when it comes to my eating habits. This being said, there are still a few things you can do to avoid over indulging:

  • Go for seconds! Take a little bit of each dish keeping in mind there's lots to go around and you can always go for seconds if your still hungry. 
  • Avoid putting unnecessary amounts of gravy on your plate. Gravy accounts for more calories than most people think. 
  • Drink water or juice as opposed to Egg Nog. Egg Nog has a ridiculous amount of calories (Around 200 per cup) and is best to be avoided or replaced.
  • Portion Control: Take a little of each food dish avoiding too much dressing, gravy and pie. 
  • Don't starve yourself before dinner, instead eat what you would in a normal day and enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner slowly.
  • If your having turkey/chicken avoid the skin if you can to lower the fat and cholesterol intake.
  • When eating desert take a small piece and consciously slow down when eating it and enjoy it as much as possible. Avoid adding ice cream to your pie as well.
Don't be too hard on yourself, Thanksgiving only comes once a year!

Thanks for reading, Joe

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