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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Fit Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving by Jeannie St. Amour, WBFF PRO

According to the Calorie Control Council (, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving day. And that is without breakfast or late-night eating.  Here are some ways to keep it under control....

1. If you're cooking, look for healthier recipes and modify your holiday favorites to make them healthier!  Like the recipes I shared here:

2. Watch your portion sizes. Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies. Enjoy your favorite holiday treat but take a small portion.

3. Think maintenance. Don't "diet"--these are LIFESTYLE choices, not a passing phase!  

4. If you're going to a party--eat some salad or soup before heading over, so you won't be starving and want to eat everythiing in sight.  

5. Going back to #1, try to go only once to the buffet table. Look at all your options BEFORE making your final food choices!  THINK, "Are these calories worth it, then pick the foods you REALLY want and keep your portions moderate.

6. Eat slowly and chew your food well.

7.  DRINK A LOT OF WATER!  Many food items on Thanksgiving have LOTS of sodium in them, PLUS, the water you drink will help control your appetite too!  

8. Exercise. Stick to your exercise routine. If your gym is closed, enjoy a brisk walk with family and friends or do an at home workout, like the one I shared on Youtube:

9. Lastly, be THANKFUL for what you have--health, family and friends.  

Enjoy your day!  

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