With the temptation of holiday foods all around, it's easy to overeat. Here are some tips for enjoying those treats without overdoing it.
Thanksgiving is the time when we try to be thankful for what we have, to enjoy the company of our friends and family over a nice meal, and for many of us, it's the official start to the holidays.
OK, time to stifle the Thanksgiving jokes about turkey making you drowsy. Yes, there’s an amino acid called tryptophan in turkey, and it does help your body produce a chemical called serotonin, which promotes a good night’s sleep. But chicken, beef, nuts, and cheese also contain tryptophan, and no one’s pointing the finger at them. So if you nod off after dinner, it’s probably due to all the carbs in that pile of brown-and-serve rolls you scarfed down.
According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average Thanksgiving dinner contains around 3,000 calories. These tips and healthier recipes can help you manage your waistline and maintain your overall health while still enjoying the food and family time.