Habits, Weight Loss

3 Ways to Eat and Still Lose Weight this Thanksgiving

It is a great time of year!  The holidays are near.  I will be spending a lot of time with my family this holiday season, which means I will be around a lot of food.

For most who are working on a weight loss plan, the holidays are a scary time of year.  After all, we want to spend time with our families and enjoy the food.  The unfortunate side effect of most food is weight gain.Thanksgiving

This does not have to be the case this year.  I am going to share with you 3 of the easiest switches you can make so that you and your family can eat healthier this year.  The best part is that no one will notice.

  1. Healthier Thanksgiving Turkey

  • Remove 15-20 calories and 2-3 fat grams from each serving by removing the skin.
  • Cut the calories and fat by at least half by basting your turkey with low-sodium chicken brother or a white wine.


  1. Healthier Thanksgiving Stuffing

  • Remove half the fat and 50 calories from each serving by using low-sodium chicken broth instead of the butter.
  • Increase your vegetable intake by dicing onions, chestnuts, carrots, mushrooms, and/or celery into your stuffing. This will also make you more full with fewer processed carbs.
  • Create portion sized servings by using muffin tins.
  • Use whole wheat or whole grain bread to increase the fiber to feel fuller.


  1. Healthier Thanksgiving Green Beans

  • Use a broth based sauce instead of condensed soup to cut calories, sodium, and fat.
  • Use baked onions for the crunch instead of fried onions.
  • Include fresh mushrooms and use frozen green beans to get more nutrition.


The holidays do not have to be scary, just use a few simple switches to add more value to your food.  You can eat healthy any time of year.

I have to admit that I love food, using these small changes have helped me lose and maintain my weight through the holidays.

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