Where Thanksgiving calories hide -- and how to burn them off
|Where Thanksgiving calories hide -- and how to burn them off||Darrell Miller||12/07/16|
December 07, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: Where Thanksgiving calories hide -- and how to burn them off
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means calories, carbs, and fats galore. But there are some easy ways to make your Thanksgiving spread a little bit healthier for you and your family. Watch your serving sizes, eat slowly, and maybe even get some Holiday exercise, and you might just be able to keep this year's Thanksgiving dinner from ruining your waistline.
- My advice is to do everything in moderation. Normally, people scoop up mounds of stuff on their plate, and that's where it gets to be a problem.
- And just because you are going to indulge during that one meal of the day doesn't mean that you have to blow the others.
- An hour spent clearing and washing dishes will burn about 100 calories. Another hour of mopping up after the big meal can burn more than 100. Cleanup could be the cure for green bean casserole.
"Normally, people scoop up mounds of stuff on their plate, and that's where it gets to be a problem. But if you can handle small portion sizes, then that's fine," said Sara Haas, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics."