How To Avoid Over-Eating During Thanksgiving

How To Avoid Over-Eating During Thanksgiving

Lower your cancer risks by eating a balanced diet throughout the year and limiting your portion sizes during the Holidays. You can still enjoy your favorite holiday foods but being mindful of the amount you consume will help you avoid those unwanted calories.

“For best health and weight management, always fill half your plate with non-starchy vegetables” says Stephanie Maxson, senior clinical dietician in Integrative Medicine at MD Anderson. Maxson also advises to maintain a healthy weight to improve your overall health and to reduce your chances of developing cancer.

Use the cheat sheet below to select healthy portions of your favorite Thanksgiving foods. Add up your selections to stay in your target calorie range.

Source: http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/cancer-information/cancer-topics/prevention-and-screening/food/thanksgivingserving.html

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