This Thanksgiving, Cut the Calories and Add Some Color to Your Plate

Before you sit down and dig in this holiday season, look at your plate. If it’s a little too beige, consider adding some color to your plate. You can still enjoy mainstays like mac and& cheese, pasta or rice with a handful of colorful mixed veggies. The more colorful the vegetables, the more antioxidant power they yield. You’ll also save calories, too.  

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Additional tips for a thinner holiday dinner:

  1. Slow down. Eat slowly, chew your food well and enjoy the flavors and textures of the meal.
  2. Hydrate. Drink plenty of water. Alcoholic beverages and caffeine are dehydrating. Water will help you feel fuller so you don’t overeat.
  3. Go skinless. Keep your turkey portion to 4oz and leave the skin behind. Turkey is high in protein, low in fat and is an important source of vitamin B.
  4. Get moving. Take a walk before and after dinner. Encourage family members to join in. 

For more healthy tips all year long, check these out.

Categories: Get Healthy

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