2010 Thanksgiving: Tips to stay thin
Thanksgiving is here in a couple of days. That means most of us are going to have a festive feast soon that for many impacts their waistline. Follow these tips to avoid packing on the pounds while still enjoying the feast.
Have proper breakfast and 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 your turkey or goose, leave the skin behind, which will decrease the amount of fat 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.
Dessert: single serving, 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.
Be a thoughtful host: 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 Classic Green Bean Casserole-Low Fat and Low Calorie, Thanksgiving Winter Squash With Caramelized Onions, 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 keep slim and trim this Thanksgiving.