Accept It, You’ll Probably Consume 3,000 Calories On Thanksgiving
The holidays are among us and that means we turn our diet off and start eating our hearts out on holiday food. But your waist line will be the one that suffers.
I Ate How Many Calories? It Was So Worth It!
According to Cathe.com, the average person will eat about 3,000 calories worth of Thanksgiving food. All the snacking in the morning, the meals and then the sweets after all adds up. But if you’re set on making sure you eat your heart out on Thanksgiving and you want to not gain weight, you’re gonna need to plan out your day.
How To Avoid That Extra Weight
Cathe.com also says that if you plan to eat that huge Thanksgiving meal, don’t lay around that morning. Be active. Maybe that’s why families do traditions like a family football game or a Turkey Trot before they eat. If you’re more active than most, there are a lot of Thanksgiving public runs or marathons. Not sure you wanna really wanna run a marathon before you indulge, but its still an option.
There’s An Order To The Madness
When eating, plan out what you’re gonna eat. What do they mean by plan? Start off light. Yes, you can eat those appetizers in the morning, but don’t over stuff yourself on them because you know you have a huge meal ahead.
Before your huge meal of all the Thanksgiving fixins’, start with soup or salad. Almost like you were eating at a restaurant. Why? Eating these will fill you up, but it won’t stuff you completely. This will limit you to not over eating all the main course foods.
Now the important part: the turkey. Turkey is very high in protein and not very fatty, so load up on that if you want. But where do you need to stay cautious? That’s all the side dishes. The side dishes are usually where most of your calories will come from. If you’re up to it and others are as well, you can substitute certain sides with healthier options. Maybe, load up on the veggies and lay off from the carb-heavy mashes potatoes.
Now we’re at desserts. This will WRECK you if you over indulge on the sweets. Again, this is only one day, and we have some time before Christmas. So, you can work off those extra calories.
If you are aware of how much you eat of what, you’ll be fine. You may still be consuming more than the average amount of caloric intake, but if you do manage your eating on Thanksgiving, maybe you won’t hit that 3,000 calorie count. But again, it’s Thanksgiving. Don’t sacrifice a great meal and a day with family and friends to save some calories.
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