9 Classic Thanksgiving Recipes Made-over Healthy
How can I avoid gaining weight over Thanksgiving? It’s a question Americans ask every November and it’s an important one, because Thanksgiving is merely the beginning of the holiday season. In fact, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat during Thanksgiving. It’s commonly believed that Americans gain, on average, 5-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. However, it turns out that the average gain is closer to 1 pound — but think about gaining a pound every year and it adds up over time.
While a lot of it has to do with what you’re eating and how much, there are other factors at play here. Lack of sleep and family, financial and work stress are associated with increased weight gain over time too. Also, too often we tell ourselves that our diet and exercise plan starts Jan. 1, so we let ourselves load up on food in anticipation of taking it back off again.
- Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Pie
- Cranberry Sauce with Pear & Pomegranate
- Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing
- Bacon Sweet Potato Spinach Salad
- Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
- Lower-fat Gravy
- Cranberry Spritzer Punch
- Maple-Bourbon Pecan Pie