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6 Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

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For those of us on a diet, there are few times of the year more difficult than Thanksgiving. After all, the holiday usually comes with a wide variety of tasty temptations, from butter-soaked mashed potatoes to sticky-sweet pumpkin pie to gravy-soaked turkey breast.

So, how can you get through the big weekend without putting on a few pounds? Thankfully, there are a few simple and useful strategies that can help you avoid putting on weight this Thanksgiving…


1. Have a Pre-Meal Healthy Snack

What’s the best way to stop yourself from over-indulging during the big meal? Have a healthy, pre-meal warm up snack. There are a few options—for instance, try a bowl of sliced fruit, some vegetable soup, or a veggie-heavy salad.

At the very least, have a big glass of water before you sit down at the table for the thanksgiving feast. It will help make you feel full and curb your desire to binge eat everything in sight.

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