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Holiday eating tips for Thanksgiving

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There’s nothing like Thanksgiving, the holiday that’s known for overconsumption!  It’s both my husband and my daughter’s favorite holiday because it involves splurging in front of the TV and the dinner table!

I wouldn’t be living up to the “real” in “Real Nutrition” if I didn’t admit to going overboard myself on Thanksgiving.  Unless you have ultimate self-control, it’s likely to overdo the calories at least a little bit this special day of the year.  

Here are some ideas to control the overeating this year:

- Use the plate method of portion control: ¼ plate turkey, ¼ plate whole grains/starch (potato, corn, etc.), ½ plate vegetables

- Only allow yourself one plateful of food 

- Keep appetizers healthy and low-calorie like fruits and vegetables with low-fat dip

- Serve a salad with low-fat dressing before the meal 

- Prepare more vegetable dishes to go with the meal; limit the starchy sides

- Limit dessert to one option and keep portions limited

- Go for a walk or workout before dinner and take another walk after dinner 

- Stick with non- or low-calorie beverages like water, diet pop, lite beer, etc.

Here’s some great info from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) for tips on how to fill your plate and lower calorie recipe ideas.  While this info can be applied to everyone, there are also helpful tips for people with prediabetes and diabetes who need to be particularly careful with overeating at meals.  

I wish all of you, your families, and friends a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I am thankful to have you all as readers of my blog!  

Starting next week, I will begin to write responses to reader questions submitted to me last month so stay tuned for answers and discussions regarding your nutrition concerns!

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