Use ThickenThin, if you want a no-carb gravy for Thanksgiving dinner. Load up on Turkey with 0 carbs. Skip the bread, cranberry sauce, and anything with marshmellows or the green beans with fried onion, go for the sweet potatoes seasoned green beans. If you want stuffing have a couple of tablespoons. Have the pumpkin pie without the crust. Dont sabatoge yourself and eat right.
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Take smaller bites& chew longer to savor your Thanksgiving dinner as this will aid in digestion & reduce the total number of calories & carbs that can prove to be a problem.. Carb laden food such as potatoes, sweet potatoes & stuffing should be eaten in small amounts. Stay away from candied sweet potatoes. Take a walk after dinner or help with the dishes. Work off some calories.
I had a rough day, yesterday, more than doubled my calorie allowance for the day and today I went to the home town county fair, with a resolve to be good. I did it! :-D Plus Thanksgiving dinner!
How I did it, I went with a plan to treat myself to one fair food, and to make it count. I got a sausage on a bun, loaded with sauteed onions and peppers. I felt it was ok to have a caramel apple for a treat.
Then went to mother in law's for dinner. I had a slice of ham, about a half of a...
butternut squash, a chocolate chip cookie and a pepsi. I'm about ready for bed and I can still eat another 200 calories, if I'd like! I'll be just fine without!! I'm not going to win any nutrition prizes today, but considering, I'm very proud, anyway!!!
When my mother was in her 90s, she didn't like big gatherings with lots of kids. So there was just my mother, my husband and me for holidays. We used to cook a big dinner anyway, then one year we decided to go to Denny's for dinner. It would not be my first choice for a holiday dinner, but it was the only place open on Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, it worked out well because: it was 1)convenient 2)inexpensive.. (click title for more info)
..3)and informal. It involved 4)no shopping 5)no prepartion 6)no cleanup 7)and everyone could order what s/he wanted. The wait staff were very accommodating to my elderly mother who ate very slowly and wanted her milk warmed just right.
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