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
3/4 cup serving: 304 calories, 11.2 g fat, 11.7 g protein, 39 g carbs
3/4 cup serving: 225 calories, 10 g fat, 8 g protein, 30 g carbs
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
4 Tbsp serving: 60 calories, 5 g fat, 1.6 g protein, 2.2 g carbs
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
3/4 cup serving: 225 calories, 10.5 g fat, 3 g protein, 27.5 g carbs
1/8th of pie: 645 calories, 40.6 g fat, 8 g protein, 66 g carbs
1/8th pie: 230 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g protein, 43 g carbs
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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