We Americans are constantly excusing our gluttony with events! I'm amazed at the obesity I see all around me. When I lived in London, I didn't see one obese person (except the American women who toured), and those people ate just as well as we do. Of course, they exercise, walking to shop and get around. As an elementary teacher, it grieves me that so many children 8 and 9 years old are on the way to obesity!
This is sad!
My sausage dressing, turkey wing and squash are the main meal followed by pumpkin pie with real whipped cream topping. The best is the next day with turkey sandwiches.
if one doesn't indulge even a little...then one will eat it all.....so a little is better than none or all of it...lol
I try to keep it light but I induldge a little bit. Then I exercise everyday. I worked great last year. I lost weight instead of gaining weight.
And exercise everyday no matter what!!!
I often find that the first three or four bites are the best and all bites after that is just "going through the motions". Therefore, I do not deny myself, just take a portion that is about 3-4 bites. There is always seconds if you are still unsatisfied.
I try to get the best from both worlds on the holidays. I really try and load up on the veggie dishes for sides without it being so obvious. In soups, salads, sides etc...So, with every fat or sugar I eat I also try and eat a fruit or vegetable. Instead of robbing myself during the holidays I ask myself if I indulge on this will I be to filled to eat the healthy portion, also. So, I eat the veggies or healthy stuff first then I reward myself. In most cases I find myself not interest or too full to eat too much of the wrong things.
I eat something of everything.. I just don't gorge myself ☺
I eat what I want, but I try to keep it mostly healthy..... even if it is too much food.
I eat what I want and don't worry about reining it in afterward. I exercise and have a healthy overall lifestyle.
holidays is the only time when you get a big family together. Lots and lots of different kinds of vegetables are cooked, something you wouldn't make just for one person like me. Squash, turnip, broccoli, all different kinds. I always fill my whole plate with just vegetables. I hate potatoes. Don't have enough room after vegetables for turkey, ham or desserts. I actually eat the most healthy on holidays
For 40+ years I have been cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for my family.I've always cooked about a 10 course dinner. The last 5 years I have secretly reduced the calories in everything I cook.I say secretly because I have not told my family how I've cut calories and they have not noticed. I don't put butter on my turkey. I buy one with no added anything, I don't put butter in my dressing anymore. I use fat free chicken broth. I add fat free evaporated milk and just a tad of butter in my mashed potatos. I only use a little brown sugar and a tad of butter in my yams. I serve two plain vegetables and we put vinegar on them.Green salad with lots of veges is always safe. I serve fat free dressing or balsamic vinegar; I use very little butter in my biscuits. When I make Pumpkin Pie I use the fat free evaporated milk and I've even replaced the regular sugar with a sweetner. I now have diabetics in my family. I make a pumpkin roll and stuff it with fat free cream cheese and finely chopped almonds. I have yet to have a complaint and I give my family the leftovers to take home which they enjoy.I might have to divulge my secrets this year since my son is going to cook thanksgiving dinner and has asked me to stand by with him support.
Thank You, Joann Haynes
Keep portions small and that way you can try a little bit of everything without missing out and something scrumptious. It is a holiday so enjoy the festivities moderatly and you will still have fun and no guilt attached!!!
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Its the holidays! These are the times when we spend more time with our loved ones - or at least try to.
Luckily the people around me have small appetites. Usually we order a minimal amount of food, like 2 meals for 3 persons, and add on a side dish or two. A good tactic not to overeat is to decide at the beginning to only order more after we finished our main dishes.
Everything in moderation!
I agree that after cooking a big dinner, I don't feel like eating. Our family has replaced the formal, sit-down with a lighter buffet style holiday meal.
I would normally eat whatever I wanted and as much of it as I wanted, but am learning that I can get the same (well almost the same) satisfaction by having a little portion of the fobidden food. In doing this I will hopefully eat less calories and fat. And I also try and fill up on the good stuff like veggies and fruit, and stay away from drinking too many calorie rich drinks.
I eat a little of everything, but I have modified almost all my favorite recipes so they are healthier. After the holiday, I go back to journaling what I eat and exercise a
I have very bad eating habits and I know it. I am not hungry in the morning or the afternoon, in fact I really don't feel like eating until the evening. I know that is wrong I just can't help it, and yes I am over weight. sometimes I may have coffee or a bottle of water, and I have to force that so the holidays are no different.
What the heck is a bug holiday dinner?
after cooking a bug holiday dinner, i`m never in the mood to eat much after spending hours preparing it
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