10 Ways to Cut Calories This Thanksgiving

HealthyLatinFood_ThanksgivingDietTipsToday I am patiently waiting for my turkey to defrost. You know what I’m waiting for.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, a day when some of us will be excitedly cooking, some of us will be watching football or the parade, some of us will be anxiously awaiting the food or shopping on Black Friday, and some of us will be stressing out about all of the calories we’re likely to consume.

I read recently that the average Thanksgiving meal is 2300 calories per person. That’s right, 2300 calories! That is basically the daily amount for the average person. Daily amount, not calories-per-meal. It’s no wonder gaining weight over the holidays is almost a given!

To help combat some of this, for both myself and others, I wrote a story for Latina.com today on how to cut calories without suffering. Trust me, it’s easier than it sounds! And, as I say in the piece, there is always another holiday to overindulge–you don’t have to do it on Thanksgiving simply because it comes around once a year. Instead, I prefer having my pumpkin pie and eating it, too–without gaining a single pound. Continue reading

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