How to Eat Like A Black Belt on Thanksgiving
If you’re like me you like to eat and Thanksgiving gives me an excuse to eat. A lot.
I mean what other day do you get all these amazing foods and desserts at the same time? Christmas? Nope. Thanksgiving is the day for us eaters!
According to the Calorie Control Council, the typical holiday dinner can carry a load of 3,000 calories and that’s just the dinner plate. There are still other things to consider.
Did you eat breakfast?
Have coffee with creamer and/or sugar?
Did you snatch a piece of turkey that was about to jump off the carving plate on its own? 😊
Are you going to have only one more piece of pie before you go to bed?
Trust me, I’ve been there too. But by the time we add up everything the number can climb en
How about this statistic?
According to data from WalletHub, a personal finance website, the average American eats up to 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving. That’s almost twice the recommended calorie intake from the United States Department of Agriculture, which suggests adult females and males should consume 1,800 and 2,400 calories a day, respective.
The reality can be overwhelming to say the least, but don’t worry! I’ve got a plan that will help you eat like a Black Belt this Thanksgiving – everything you want without doubling your calorie intake.
Here’s how we do it:
Load up on the turkey white meat. There are about 55 calories in each ounce of Turkey.
8 ounces = 440 calories; 10 ounces is 550 calories.
So far so good, but here’s the real trick:
Only eat very small portions (about a teaspoon full) of all the other goodies that may not be so good for your waistline.
Have some pie. A sliver, not 1/8 of the pie!!
Don’t drink your calories. Drink water and nothing but water on Thanksgiving Day (alright, you can still have BLACK coffee in the morning).
Split that dinner roll with someone… don’t eat the whole thing by yourself.
Maybe the day before Thanksgiving is a good time to start Intermittent Fasting.
Eat whatever you want but be smart. Enjoy your family.