Eat This Not That: Your Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Did you know that the average American will consume 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving day??? OUCH! That’s going to take weeks to run off (and that’s IF you behave between now and Christmas). But, no one in their right mind is going to skip out on their favorite Thanksgiving dishes! Afterall, Thanksgiving only comes once a year! SO, here’s your Thanksgiving good eating guide:  what to have SMALLER portions of, and what you can eat with [LESS] guilt!

EAT THIS

Light Turkey Meat

 NOT THAT

Dark Turkey Meat is twice as fatty as light meat!

 
EAT THIS

Dinner Roll with Butter ~ 130 calories

 NOT THAT

Croissant ~ 310 calories!

Croissant ~ 310 calories!

EAT THIS

Mashed Potatoes ~ 100 calories

NOT THAT

Sweet Potato Casserole ~ 250 calories, plus all that extra sugar and preservatives from the marshmallows!

EAT THIS

Gravy ~ 30 calories in 1/4 cup

NOT THAT

Jellied Cranberries ~ 110 calories in 1/4 cup

EAT THIS

Pumpkin Pie ~ 300 calories

NOT THAT

Pecan Pie ~ 450 calories and 21g fat

 
 
A few other things you can do to minimize your calorie impact this Thanksgiving:
*Drink lots of water – fill up on water before you eat the big meal
*Go on a family walk after the meal
*Eat breakfast – get your metabolism going right away in the morning. Don’t wait all day to eat!
 
Have a happy healthy TURKEY day!
Caitlin
 
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