Wednesday, April 16, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

How to keep your weight down at Thanksgiving

Food Network Kitchens

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.

Scripps Howard News Service

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    Frank, Peterman, Davis Bicycles! get us from here to there

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
     
    Family fiction in miniature showcased at bookstore event

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Local professor subdues unruly man on flight

    By Adrian Glass-Moore | From Page: A3

     
    Yolo Crisis Nursery is in crisis; please help

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    Meditation, Buddhism classes offered

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Seniors can get tips for getting around town

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    School has garden plots for rent

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Sugar overload, on ‘Davisville’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Rotarians, students, teachers, parents collaborate on planter boxes

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

     
    Hop to it: Easter Bunny meets Davis history tour

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

    Garden doctor: Veggie gardening available year-round

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

     
    Animal expert explains dogs’ thinking

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Check out the night sky

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

     
    Central Park Gardens to host Volunteer Orientation Day

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

    Are we there yet?: Self-reflections of a would-be stage mom

    By Tanya Perez | From Page: A8Comments are off for this post

     
    .

    Forum

    Still supporting this guy

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

     
    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

    Urban forest under siege

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

     
    Drought care for our trees

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

    .

    Sports

     
    UCD staff allows 19 hits in Causeway rout

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    DHS softball struggles in nonleague outing

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Devils open Boras Classic by splitting games

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    JV/frosh roundup: DHS sweeps a trio of baseball games

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

    Baseball roundup: River Cats get by Grizzlies at Raley

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

     
    Giants beat L.A. in 12

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B3

    Sports briefs: Stanford sends Aggies home with a lacrosse loss

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8 | Gallery

     
    .

    Features

     
    .

    Arts

    Red Union Blue inks record deal

    By Landon Christensen | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    Craft Center exhibit explores ‘Possibilities’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

    RootStock to host wine themed plein aire exhibit

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    The California Honeydrops to bring danceable groove to The Palms

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    See Flower Power exhibit at Gallery 625

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B6