Tips for a healthy Thanksgiving
How to not pack on the pounds
- Duration 3:18
- Date Nov 22, 2012
How to not pack on the pounds
Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Now that the holiday is here that means a lot of us are gonna spend some time today getting our fill of all the foods that we -- but the Turkey in the dressing and that.
Who alcohol can.
Would be pretty detrimental to your health so we did -- minimize the damage joining us now with some healthy tips for healthy Thanksgiving.
Rebecca search field is a nutritionist and a registered.
Dietitians good to see you happy Thanksgiving -- isn't this a day if we could pick one day here Rebecca what we don't have to worry about the rules.
You know I agree a 100% it's one of my favorite days of the year it's all about the -- and you know helps to keep me -- business the other days of the year I guess that.
You know it can get out and he and some Thanksgiving meals can be well over 4000 calories so.
Really my tips are about getting to enjoy the -- -- the holiday flavors.
And thinking but twice about some things that you really can have every other day.
So I want my examples as something like the -- at -- does anyone ever leave the Thanksgiving table and say.
Oh I really love the bread the bats yeah but why not leave that.
The rolls are good though you want to -- -- been a mop up the gravy.
Hurry so maybe your staff saying or your mashed potatoes.
Could do that matter I mean I guess if you have to have a visa -- fine but I mean you know again those calories -- gonna add up especially couple rolls with fodder.
Or on you it makes in the alcohol also liquid calories as another area where it's so we needed just down those drinks they don't -- you -- you just keep going going -- -- and you know that really adds up as well.
What -- you know here we are it's already in the afternoon and most parts of the country people are getting ready this and we could do like -- leadership we have done something a breakfast or lunch to -- -- For what's common.
Well you know if you're not gonna eat for a few hours and you haven't eaten all day I highly recommend he go ahead and have a snack may be a handful in knots are.
You know some -- something because that's one of the biggest mistakes people can make is that they go all day long they get started at the dinner table.
They put a huge play together and then they feel guilty if they don't eat it also the and it being really stock.
And to just grab a quick snack.
Enjoy that Thanksgiving the -- You know get some color on the plate hopefully some green vegetables.
Be careful about the vegetables that look like -- they've got those candied -- out there there they'll with that syrup sugar and not marshmallows on top -- save that for the pumpkin pie the apple pie out.
We're gonna -- you -- high because we have had some right here I think this is pie it was made by one of our colleagues and I understand you needed designated driver if you have -- Patricia puts in this but talk to us about desserts and and ways that you can sort of sample was ever I mean that's one of a lot of people's favorite parts of the meal our the suites that the guys that come after so what do you do there.
You know I'm if there's more than one slice which they're usually is on Thanksgiving why not take smaller pieces.
Take a couple bites and make sure you really lab that you know you never know what's that got hot at pumpkin -- really isn't as good as you thought it would be but that he -- -- -- -- better except.
You really wanna enjoy every bite of what your meaning if it doesn't taste that good leave it and get other -- it tastes good she went you know I guess I just make sure that you're not overly.
You know stuffing yourself the -- -- sick.
-- this Richfield is a registered dietitian as Heather dives -- to the pumpkin -- Heidi thanks and -- -- say much for joining us I was.