Yesterday was a complete pity party – complete crap! Thankfully the pendulum has swung and most of the depression is gone. Hatha yoga helped to straighten me out even though I can’t move my upper body, yet.
So taking a page from Calorie Counter’s book today, thought you might benefit from some very helpful Turkey Day tips to enjoy your meal without a next day wave of weight regret! Shamelessly copying from their post today but couldn’t say it better.
Today’s Tip: Thanksgiving Day Calorie Counts
Thanksgiving Day is indeed one of the hardest days for healthy eating habits. According to the Calorie Control Council, the average person will consume 4500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day. Use the guidelines below for a good idea of how many calories you’re consuming. While these are general guidelines that do not take Grandma’s recipe into account, they are good to use to peg just how much food you should put on your plate tomorrow.
Control Your Portions
By now you’ve probably decided what foods you will eat, but remember to control your portions. If you partake in just one serving of all the foods listed below, you’re looking at almost 3600 calories.
Serving Size: 1 cup chopped or diced, Calories: 238
Serving Size: ½ cup , Calories: 179
Serving Size: 1 cup, Calories: 237
Serving Size: ½” thick slice , Calories: 86
Serving Size: 1 roll, Calories: 76
Green Bean Casserole
Serving Size: Approximately 8 oz., Calories: 90
Sweet Potato Casserole
Serving Size: About ½ cup , Calories: 287
Serving Size: 1 cup , Calories: 328
Macaroni and Cheese
Serving Size: Approximately 1 cup, Calories: 207
Serving Size: 1 cup chopped , Calories: 49
Serving Size: Approximately ¾ cup, Calories: 115
Vegetable Rice Pilaf
Serving Size: Approximately ½ cup, Calories: 198
Serving Size: 1/8 of a 9” pie, Calories: 316
Sweet Potato Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a 9” pie, Calories: 340
Serving Size: 1/8 of a 9” pie, Calories: 503
Serving Size: 1/10 of standard round cake, Calories: 116
Serving Size: Approximately ½ cup, Calories: 232
How will you control yourself from overeating at Thanksgiving Dinner?