Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gobble, Gobble

This is a quick and easy 4.25x4.25 inch square card.

For those who will be feasting tomorrow and may be worried about gaining weight not only during Thanksgiving, but during the month of holiday parties that follows, here are some tips heard on this evening's news.

1. Remember that it is okay to indulge once in a while for holidays and special occasions.
2. Get in a high intensity workout the morning of or day before, as it will help burn all those extra calories.
3. Don't skip breakfast or lunch before the big meal, as you will be more likely to overeat.
4. Remember that it's about the people more than it is the food. Or at least it should be!
5. Eat slow -- you'll have a better idea of when you are full and be less likely to overeat.
6. Eat small portions and refuse seconds.
7. Start with the veggies; they're lower in calories and will help fill you up. After the veggies, move on to the protein. Turkey is lean protein and again, it will help fill you up. Finally, move on to the potatoes (sweet potatoes are healthier, and keeping the skins on will add nutrients to regular potatoes), stuffing (high in carbs) and cranberry sauce (high in sugar).
8. Although no pie is truly good for you, apple and pumpkin are healthier choices (350 calories each) than pecan (500-600 calories), so go ahead and enjoy a small slice.
9. Go for a walk after dinner instead of vegging in front of the TV.


Stamps: Gobble, Gobble (Stampin' Up)
Paper: Patterned (Current Inc), Plain (DCWV)
Ink: Fall Kailedecolor


Alice Audrey said...

My high-intensity work out will probably consist of zooming around my kitchen, trying to cook everything and keep the place clean enough to work in at the same time.

Heather said...

LOL...good luck with that! Happy Turkey Day!