The average person usually gains anywhere from 7-10 pounds during the holidays. Thanksgiving meal alone, you can consume 3,000-4,500 calories after dinner, desserts, and drinks. That’s a lot of calories, not including any snacking throughout the day. If you’re on the healthy eating train, it’s definitely worth it to cut down the calories wherever you can during the holidays.
We know it gets hard to say no when someone is passing around the gravy and biscuits, but here are a few tips to help you eat healthier on Thanksgiving this year. Most people save their appetite for Thanksgiving dinner and if you are looking to keep those calories down, do the exact opposite. Eat a big, hearty, healthy breakfast in the morning that’s full of eggs, grains, and veggies. This will keep you pretty full most of the day and you won’t want to eat as much for dinner.