13 Nov '11, 9am

Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

Don’t show up for dinner famished. It is a natural fact; when we’re hungry, we eat more food and we eat faster. Have a healthy and complete breakfast or lunch before showing up. This will keep you from overindulging in foods that are very fattening. Don’t think of Thanksgiving as an all-you-can-eat restaurant. Pack your plate with some lean protein, a few helpings of vegetables, and your favorite starch. Eat at a slow pace, and when you start to feel full, stop eating. Choose skinless turkey. If you’re doing the turkey thing, pick a skinless 4-ounce portion of turkey and save your hunger for some of the other dishes and dessert choices . The skin has a high amount of cholesterol and fat. Be wary of your portion sizes on side dishes. Always keep moderation as the main theme. Choosing small portions, rather than garage door size ones, will allow you to sample everything with...

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