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Today’s consumer tip: How to keep from gaining weight at Thanksgiving dinner

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The average American consumes about 3,500 calories during Thanksgiving dinner.

You can make changes in every course of the traditional holiday meal that will reduce the calories to 1,000.

They include: eat white turkey meat; use low fat broth to make gravy or freeze roasting pan drippings to make it easier to skim the fat off the top; make stuffing with whole grains; serve fresh green beans with olive oil and salt; serve cranberries that have less sugar; make low-fat mashed potatoes; mix white wine with bubbly water; and don’t eat the pie crust.

See Sharecare’s “Eight Surefire Ways to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain” for details on how to prepare these calorie-cutting dishes and how much calories are reduced for each one.

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist


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