Tuesday tip: Ideas to cut calories from your Thanksgiving mealCalorically speaking, Thanksgiving dinner is about seven meals in one.
By: Sherri Richards, INFORUM
Calorically speaking, Thanksgiving dinner is about seven meals in one.
The average American may consume more than 4,500 calories from a traditional holiday meal of turkey and trimmings and day-of snacking, according to the Calorie Control Council. That’s more than 2¼ times the average daily calorie intake, and doesn’t include breakfast or evening leftovers.
Simple steps can cut some of those calories from your waistline Thursday. Dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner suggested these on her HuffPost blog:
• Add club soda to your wine to cut those beverage calories in half.
• Choose vegetables instead of meat, cheese and crackers as pre-dinner snacks.
• Focus on seasonal specialties. Skip the dinner roll and other foods you can eat year-round.
• Pick one dessert and savor it. Variety stimulates appetite.
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