A whopping 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat is what studies say is the average an American will eat at Thanksgiving dinner. Ouch!
Here are 5 tips to help you be healthier this Thanksgiving:
- Eat breakfast (AND lunch if you are a late dinner family): It seems like you'd want to 'save room,' but by doing this, your body is hungry ALL DAY. Then, you over indulge because you're starving.
- Keep portions small. Have a little of everything, but don't put tons on your plate.
- Choose white meat over dark and eat your veggies. Unless they're absolutely smothered in butter, veggies are your best bet.
- Avoid seconds. Wait 15 minutes before you go back for more. (And remember how good leftovers are the next day!)
- Keep dessert portions small. Choose pumpkin pie where available. It's lower in fat and calories. Plus, it's less sweet so you're less likely to crave more.
Lastly, a bonus - take a WALK! Stay active all day and your metabolism will be higher.
Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving!