Thanksgiving and Christmas are 2 days each year that are particularly treacherous to dieters and anyone trying to watch their weight. Here are a few simple switches that you can make that will substantially reduce the voluminous amounts of fat and calories that you’re sure to be presented with during the holidays.
- Whole Grains. It’s always a good idea to try and eat only whole grain breads and pastas, and holiday meals are no exception.
- Skinless Chicken and Turkey. Much of the fat and calories in poultry is found in the skin, so removing it before cooking can substantially improve it’s healthiness.
- Low Fat Products. Reduced fat cream cheese, shredded cheese, milk, cream, and sour cream are all great ways to reduce the fat in your meals without greatly changing the flavor.
- Less Carbs, More Veggies. Try making (or eating) one less carb-loaded dish and replacing it with a vegetable. Beans instead of mashed potatoes, for example.
Try these simple substitutions and let us know how it goes. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!