#5. Take just ten minutes Thanksgiving morning to perform moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise. Just ten minutes will likely burn approximately 100 calories, and will help your metabolism over the next few hours as well. (If you can, get the family to go for a brisk walk after dinner also.)
#4. Use fat-free chicken broth to baste the turkey. This, alone, will save quite a few unhealthy calories without negatively affecting the taste.
#3. Drinks lots of water that day! This will help you to curb hunger and fill up faster. Aim for, in ounces of water, at least your weight in pounds divided by two.
#2. Prioritize the healthier, lower-fat options such as white turkey meat, plain vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, and non-fat gravy.
And the number one way to make your Thanksgiving healthier is to simply eat slowly and avoid the high-fat or high-sugar foods.
Most Americans gain one pound of bodyfat throughout the holidays that they never burn off. End your meal when you are "satisfied", not "full".
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