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8 Easy Tips to Stay Thin at Thanksgiving

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How do you avoid overeating and enjoy the Thanksgiving meal? Here are a few tips that can help “save” you and keep your figure trim!


Thanksgiving is just around the corner, it means most of us are going to have a festive feast soon. However, did you realize at that one dinner you can gain well over 2000 calories very easily! How do you avoid overeating and enjoy the meal?

Here are a few tips that can help "save" you and keep your figure trim!

Eat breakfast & lunch

Make sure you have a very well balanced breakfast and lunch, then you are not going to feel very hungry before dinner is served, so you won't be tempted to over indulge.

Don't overload your plate. It's not an all you can eat buffet restaurant you are at. it’s time to slow down and appreciate the Thanksgiving harvest. Watch the food that you add to your plate.Try to fill your plate half with vegetables, choose lean cuts of meat. And control the portion

Chew more, and eat slowly. It can really help you slow down and prevent over indulging in with all of the great food

Side dish

Make it small. Only eat small amount, there is more food coming up but there is limited space in your stomach. So going small is always heading in the right direction.

Main dish

Choose skinless turkey. When you choose serving of turkey or goose, leave the skin behind, which will decrease the fat and cholesterol that you can save for dessert later.

Try to choose smaller portions of food that are high in fat. In the traditional thanksgiving menu, we can see favorites such as green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole. Many of which may be prepared with canned soup, cheese and cream and topped with fried onions.

The best way is enjoying a little bit of everything, and that’s it! Enjoying the variety of foods in smaller portions keeps you going in the right direction. You can't control what you are served but you can easily limit yourself to a smaller size of helping.


Have a single serving, and skip the whip. Dessert, for many, is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner. To avoid bringing the entire meals calories and fat to another level, skip that dollop of heavy whipping cream If you can, leave the crust off that pie to further slim down. Of course, the best way is simply skipping the dessert.

Plenty of water is the best beverage, soft drinks, coffee and alcohol can dehydrate your body. Enjoy yourself and drink lots of calorie-free water that is good for you.

If you are the host of Thanksgiving dinner, choose wisely

There are loads of healthy and delicious Thanksgiving recipes to choose from, you can easily find them on the internet.

Try some of our favorites such as the low-fat

Classic Green Bean Casserole

or for a delicious improvement to bland squash try

Thanksgiving Winter Squash With Caramelized Onions

and for a smooth and cream dessert try

Classic low-fat pumpkin pie

It's up to you to make the entire dinner healthy or not, so from the appetizer to dessert, try to add healthy recipes onto your menu.

With a little willpower and control, you can enjoy a happy and comfortable Thanksgiving and keep your figure too!


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