In just one week, Americans will be gearing up for the annual nonstop eating fest known as Thanksgiving. Hopefully, the day that’s meant to celebrate all that we are thankful for, will also include some of that – in between bites of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, squash, apple pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and anything else I might have left out.
Did you know that the average adult eats about 4,500 calories worth of Thanksgiving dinner? Considering most men need only about 2,200 and most women can get by on about 1,600, that’s a mouthful – or a day and a half full of calories just in one meal. Here’s the good news though – Even though most of us do step on the scale at some point during the Thanksgiving weekend to assess the damage, it’s actually pretty impossible to gain weight from just one day of gluttony. Continue Reading..
Ladies and gentlemen, loosen your belt buckles… Although it may have started for some of us when we bought the Halloween candy, for most Americans, Thanksgiving marks the official start of the Holiday Feasting Season. With the average Thanksgiving dinner weighing in at over 3,000 calories (well over a day’s worth for almost everyone), and lots more eating in the weeks to come, it’s no wonder most of us will roll into 2014 at least a few pounds heavier. To help rein in holiday weight gain, do some advance planning and try to make smart choices at the dinner table. The following suggestions can shave at least 1,000 calories off of a typical Thanksgiving dinner: Continue Reading..