How not to pack on the turkey day pounds –Part 2

So last week, I served up a post on how to make healthy and smart choices at your Thanksgiving meal.  Here’s another tip if you’re looking to save some calories: Pass on the crust at dessert. 

If you’re like my family, Thanksgiving equals pie.  Pumpkin, Apple, Chocolate Nut, Pecan…you name it and we bake it (and then eat it).  But here’s some food for thought…the pie’s crust can pack up to 220 calories and 15 grams of fat!  Hello holiday pounds! 

Now you could just eat the filling and not touch the crust, but that will inevitably lead to another slice, because you only ate the not-so-bad part and can afford another piece, right? (you know who you are)  Here’s my advice, enjoy a slice of whatever pie is your favorite.  If you can’t decide, have half a piece and half a piece.

Inevitably, someone is going to eat too much.  Do me a favor, don’t stress it and don’t vow not eat the rest of the weeked because of it.  On the flip side, don’t pig out the whole weekend because you fell off the diet truck Thursday.  Just remember Friday morning is a new day to be true and good to yourself and your health.  Now that’s something to be thankful for!

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One Response to “How not to pack on the turkey day pounds –Part 2”

  1. Fari Says:

    Yummy pies! I enjoyed both pumpkin & apple pies w/o any guilt. LOL

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