Halloween is almost here, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. If you have been following a low fat diet plan, there is no need for you to let it go out the window. There are simple ways that you can substitute foods, and still have that feast you have come to look forward to. Here are some simple tips for keeping your low fat diet intact when indulging in your favorite Thanksgiving foods.
Tips For Keeping Your Low Fat Diet During Thanksgiving
With a few substitutions, and some compromise you will find that your Thanksgiving dinner will be even sweeter and tastier when you know that your not placing a detriment on your weight loss efforts.
- Low Fat Turkey- Turkey is low in fat and can be a great part of your fat burning diet so you do not have to go without the main dish for Thanksgiving. However, you should skip the gravy, and choose the juiciest part of the turkey instead. In addition,stay away from eating the fatty skin and keep your portion size to a minimum.
- What To Avoid- There are many foods served at Thanksgiving foods that you should try to avoid at all costs. Do skip the fancy sauces and gravies as they tend to contain high contents of fat and calories. Try to choose on dessert such as the pumpkin pie, and skip the sweets that contain tons of sugar. Hold on the mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole, and choose baked potatoes with light butter. Eat more fresh veggies and do not go crazy if the bread being served is made from white flour.
- Do An Extra Workout- Usually during Thanksgiving time things are hectic, however you may want to grab a diet buddy and head for a power walk or to the gym for an extra workout. This could mean that you burn extra calories that you may be taking in. Usually a great workout can burn anywhere from 200-500 calories- so with this you can feel good when our full to the brim and perhaps ward off that extra weight gain.
- Watch The Alcohol & Beverages- Many beverages that are served at Thanksgiving time can contain hidden calories that creep up on your hips and thighs and belly. Alcohol such as liquor that is mixed with fruity juices can pack a punch and add up to a whopping 400-500 calories. In addition, alcohol is always burned by the body before any fat- so that s why it is important to drink in moderation. Try a single glass of wine as a treat instead and stick to it.
- Watch & Implement Portion Control- One of the main culprits to Thanksgiving could very well be the fact that portions are not considered to be the culprit of weight gain. Try measuring portions, and do not eat everything on your plate. Be choosy and eat only until you are almost full and keep portion control in the back of your mind.
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