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Enjoy Thanksgiving Feast & Still Stay Fit

November 19, 2013

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving from your extended family at TEAM APEC. Thanksgiving is without a doubt my favorite Holiday. The best part of Thanksgiving for many people is enjoying a delicious meal with your people. We don't expect you to not enjoy the best part of Thanksgiving-THE FOOD. The dilemma: The temptation to overeat. While we don't expect you to forgo your holiday favorites, there is a way to fight off holiday weight gain. Eating proper portions (especially of unhealthy foods) can help you indulge in a healthier way. Use the portion size guide below (no measuring cup necessary) to enjoy your meal without overdoing it.

 

3 ounces (deck of cards) -Ham, Fish, Roast beef, Turkey breast

1/4 cup (a little larger than a golf ball)- Gravy, Cranberry sauce

1/2 cup (tennis ball) - Corn, Carrots, Stuffing, Brussels sprouts, Sweet potatoes, Mashed potatoes, Mac n' cheese, Bread pudding

1 cup (large fist or a baseball) - Collard greens, Green beans, Any salad, Green bean, casserole

1 slice (or 1/8 of a 9" pie) - Pumpkin pie, Sweet potato pie, Pecan pie

 

Now for the kicker. Be active and get a sweat in the afternoon or morning after the feast. Detox your body and enjoy the beautiful weather with your family. Know that we are thankful for you and wish you a great Thanksgiving!

 

Best.

 

Bobby Stroupe

 

 

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