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How to keep your weight down at Thanksgiving

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From page C2 | November 20, 2013 |

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Q: I’ve been able to lose some weight recently and I don’t want to put it all back on during Thanksgiving dinner. Any tips on how I can lighten up without being a party pooper?

A: We’re not going to tell you to give up your beloved turkey and stuffing. But there are some simple strategies you can use to help keep calories in check while still enjoying your meal.

On Thanksgiving morning make a quick and easy breakfast that will give you enough energy to last until turkey time. The last thing you want is to be famished and cranky when guests arrive.

At the main meal take time and enjoy this phenomenal feast. Savor every bite and listen to your body when it says it’s full.

Here are some other tactics to keep in mind:

Turkey
* Lay off the fried turkey and go for the traditional oven-baked instead.
* Take off the skin or take a small bite. You can cut 10 calories and 2 grams of fat per ounce by forgoing the skin.
* Three to four ounces of turkey is plenty given all the other goodies on the table.

Sauces and sides
* Survey your options before making your final decision.
* Spend your calories on those dishes that only make it to the table once a year.
* Take two tablespoons of all your favorites, including cranberry sauce and gravy.

Desserts
* Check out the desserts and choose your favorite. A sliver of pie is all you need, especially if you’re feeling pretty full from the main meal.
* Use the two tablespoons rule if you need your pie a la mode.
* Share a slice.

Beverages
* Juice, alcohol and soda all have calories — if you can skip them, then do. Opt for water or seltzer instead. It can save you a few hundred calories.

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