Specialists teach us to keep our weight balanced during the holidays. Thanksgiving is a very popular holiday which is bound to celebrate the union of your friends and family, showing that you are thankful for everything you have achieved during the year, but, most importantly, that you are grateful for having such amazing persons who support you and love you.
This cozy atmosphere of this celebration implies spending time with your relatives is also bound to determine you to sit at a table, being continuously fed with all sorts of delicious food. You need to keep in mind that your health is more important, despite the sweet temptations attentively prepared by your loved ones.
Statistics have proved that on Thanksgiving, the US’s citizens usually buy 51 million turkeys, also consuming a lot of meals rich in sugar, sodium, fat and calories. Apparently, out of all the cranberry sauce bought every year on this holiday, Americans consume only 20% of it.
Lunch and dinner meals are filled with all sorts of cooked potatoes and let’s not forget about all that tasty vegetables cooked in a lot of heavy cream and butter. Probably what is more tempting for the majority of Americans are sweets. The irresistible desserts prepared by your mother or grandmother are bound to determine a weight intake.
This period of the year is characterized to be the one which reveals the biggest weight gain. According to the data provided by the Calorie Control Council, women have a recommended caloric intake of 1,940 calories per day, while men are estimated to consume 2,550 calories per day. Unfortunately, during the holidays, all the delicious Thanksgiving meals raise the level of average calories per day at 4,500 calories.
It is tough to resist to all those tempting homemade specialties, but it is even tougher to face health problems after consuming so many calories. Everyone needs to impose some limits when consuming foods abundant in fats or sugar. Specialists gave us some useful instructions concerning Thanksgiving meals.
Firstly, try to cook healthy meals, providing what is best for your loved ones. This year, try to reduce the level of fats, sodium, and sugar by following new recipes bound to maintain your weight balanced and to keep you healthy. The chances are that if you eat slowly and savor the food, your body will have enough time to digest it without you encountering any problems.
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