Bless Rapid Cycling…and Some Thoughts on Turkey Day

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.

Main Course

Roasted Turkey
Serving Size: 1 cup chopped or diced, Calories: 238

Cornbread Stuffing
Serving Size: ½ cup , Calories: 179

Mashed Potatoes
Serving Size: 1 cup, Calories: 237

Cranberry Sauce
Serving Size: ½” thick slice , Calories: 86

Dinner Rolls
Serving Size: 1 roll, Calories: 76

Side Dishes

Green Bean Casserole
Serving Size: Approximately 8 oz., Calories: 90

Sweet Potato Casserole
Serving Size: About ½ cup , Calories: 287

Corn Pudding
Serving Size: 1 cup , Calories: 328

Macaroni and Cheese
Serving Size: Approximately 1 cup, Calories: 207

Collard Greens
Serving Size: 1 cup chopped , Calories: 49

Glazed Carrots
Serving Size: Approximately ¾ cup, Calories: 115

Vegetable Rice Pilaf
Serving Size: Approximately ½ cup, Calories: 198

Desserts

Pumpkin Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a 9” pie, Calories: 316

Sweet Potato Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a 9” pie, Calories: 340

Pecan Pie
Serving Size: 1/8 of a 9” pie, Calories: 503

Pound Cake
Serving Size: 1/10 of standard round cake, Calories: 116

Bread Pudding
Serving Size: Approximately ½ cup, Calories: 232

Your thoughts…
How will you control yourself from overeating at Thanksgiving Dinner?

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