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Monday, November 21, 2011

How to Avoid Overeating on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving means family fun with all near and dears ones and it also means eating all sorts of lavish food and sweets. Thanksgiving is the beginning of festival season with Christmas and New Year following it immediately. By the end of it you realize that you have already put on a few extra pounds.

Every Thanksgiving meal consists of 2000 - 4000 calories that make you feel guilty and you really don't feel thankful to those pumpkin pies and turkeys. So here are some tips on how to avoid overeating on Thanksgiving. 
·   Drink Water
Before having your main meal drink
glasses of water which will occupy some space in your stomach and will help you to eat less.
·   Nothing like the fresh salad
Salad is an amazing source of minerals, fibers and other nutrition. At the same time, it controls your appetite to consume heavy Thanksgiving meals. Helps a lot to avoid weight gain on Thanksgiving.
·   Have a small meal before going to the Thanksgiving dinner
If you stave yourself the whole day before going for a Thanksgiving dinner then you are going to have more food that means more calories intake. Have light breakfast and lunch so that you are not very hungry and will not overeat.
·   Go for the roasted turkey Turkey is a good source for a lot of minerals including zinc and potassium. Enjoy the turkey breast which has limited calories and is tasty. Deep Fried turkey is full of calories so go for healthy roasted or baked turkeys.
·   Savor the fresh Cranberry sauce
Cranberry sauce has always been a part of Thanksgiving meals but the canned sauce has a lot of sugar which means more calories. So, instead of going for canned sauce choose fresh cranberry sauce and enjoy without any tension.
·   Do not forget to exercise
Exercise will burn the extra calories being put on as well as it will help you to digest the heavy meals since it activates the metabolic system.

Source: thanksgivingnovember.com

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