Thanksgiving 2018

A Healthy Thanksgiving? It Can Be Done!
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, reflect on the importance of life… and eat until we burst, right? It doesn’t have to be that way! Take the right steps to enjoy your favorite traditional foods without overdoing it. 
Eat a healthy breakfast – Make a healthy breakfast, like a smoothie or avocado toast! If you know you are going to have a day filled with food temptations, plan for a well-balanced breakfast to help start the day off right. 
Don’t fill up on appetizers – Many Thanksgiving get-togethers include cheese trays, dips and other appetizing goodies. Stay on course by limiting your intake of these items, so you can enjoy your turkey dinner.
Limit alcohol intake – If you enjoy a glass of wine or a beer with your holiday meals, try to limit drinking your calories. Pace yourself and be sure to drink plenty of water.
Half your plate – Make sure half, or more, of your plate is covered in vegetables. Try to avoid vegetables cooked in casseroles, or limit your portion. Select carrots, green beans or leafy greens instead.
Choose white meat – Turkey is the centerpiece to any Thanksgiving table. Skip the skin and eat the lean white meat portions to save approximately 45 calories per serving.
Don’t skip dessert – Admit it, you wait all year for that piece of pumpkin or pecan pie. Don’t deprive yourself, simply save a little room to enjoy that tasty treat.
Get moving with a fun family activityGet out in the yard and play a game with the family or take a walk around the neighborhood to work off those extra calories.
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