Serving Up Good Choices For Thanksgiving

By: Hailey Frances Email
By: Hailey Frances Email

November 21, 2007

On Thanksgiving Day it's hard to keep your self control when it comes to dinner.

So many choices, so many helpings, and so many solutions to keeping a slim waistline through it all.

Here's the best food advice PhD and Nutritionist Diane Wakat:

There will be stuffing, green beans, potato's, cranberry sauce, gravy, three kinds of pies, cookies, cocktails, and the guest of honor:. turkey.

But this is not a scare tactic, we're putting you in the driver's seat.

"We go into thanksgiving or to a holiday meal with the wrong idea: it's what can't i have..rather than how can i create healthy and enjoyable meal for me" said Wakat.

That's a healthy, enjoyable meal where nothing's off limits.

Here's a guideline for you: if you love it, eat it!

"Dark meat's just a few more calories than the white meat but not enough to worry about" said Wakat.

If you love one thing, eat it, and just skip another.

Another tip, always start with the protein- in this case, turkey.

Then work your way to your other dishes.

Other advice from Wakat: don't keep any foods off limits, and do not starve yourself until dinner time.

That's just a recipe for disaster.

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