Can You Really Gain A Pound At Thanksgiving?

The scary truth:  It's easier than you think.  A few chips here, extra gravy there, and you'll breeze past the 3,500 extra calories it takes to put on a pound.  But you'll work it off tomorrow, right?


Thanksgiving does not have to sabotage your weight, with a little know-how you can satisfy your desire for traditional favorites and still enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast. 


Eat This, Not That:  Classic Thanksgiving Dishes Ranked!


Dark Meat Turkey with Skin: 

3oz:  175 calories, 8.4 g fat, 23 g protein, 0 g carbs

Light Meat Turkey with Skin: 

3oz:  150 calories, 4.75 g fat, 23 g protein, 0 g carbs

Skinless Dark Meat Turkey:  

3oz:  147 calories, 5 g fat, 23 g protein, 0 g carbs

Skinless Light Meat Turkey: 

3oz:  108 calories, 1.8 g fat, 23 g protein, 0 g carbs

Sausage Stuffing: 

3/4 cup serving:  304 calories, 11.2 g fat, 11.7 g protein, 39 g carbs

Vegetable Stuffing: 

3/4 cup serving:  225 calories, 10 g fat, 8 g protein, 30 g carbs

Cranberry Relish: 

4 Tbsp serving:  125 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g protein, 33 g carbs

Canned, Jellied Cranberry Sauce: 

4 Tbsp serving:  110 calories, 0 g fat, 0 g protein, 28 g carbs

Meat Gravy:

4 Tbsp serving:  60 calories, 5 g fat, 1.6 g protein, 2.2 g carbs

Mushroom Gravy:

4 Tbsp serving:  27 calories, 2 g fat, 1.2 g protein, 1.6 g carbs

Green Bean Casserole:

3/4 cup serving:  175 calories, 8.8 g fat, 3 g protein, 15 g carbs

Sweet Potato Casserole:

3/4 cup serving:  375 calories, 16.5 g fat, 5.3 g protein, 49 g carbs

Mashed Potatoes:

3/4 cup serving:  225 calories, 10.5 g fat, 3 g protein, 27.5 g carbs

Pecan Pie:

1/8th of pie:  645 calories, 40.6 g fat, 8 g protein, 66 g carbs

Apple Pie:

1/8th pie:  230 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g protein, 43 g carbs

Pumpkin pie:

1/8th pie:  192 calories, 6.3 g fat, 5.4 g protein, 29.6 g carbs


Remember to go easy on Alcohol.  Don't forget that those alcohol calories can add up quickly.  Have a glass of wine or a wine spritzer and between alcoholic drinks, enjoy sparkling water, this way you stay hydrated, limit alcohol calories and stay sober.


Focus on Family and Friends

Thanksgiving is not just about the delicious bounty of food.  It's a time to celebrate relationships with family and friends.  The main event should be family and friends socializing, spending quality time together, not just what is on the buffet.


Happy Thanksgiving from Alliance Weight Center














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