Take a few minutes again to go over the Eating Free Holiday Cheat Sheet Chart so that you have the caloric values and freebie amounts of your favorite desserts and drinks at the top of your head.  This way you can make smart choices throughout the Big Day and the week that follows. 

General tips part two:

  1. As you all know, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so eat wisely today, starting with a healthy and nutritious breakfast.  Eat throughout the day today to avoid over eating.
  2. When you wake up tomorrow ready to enjoy the holiday, start your day out right by again making sure to EAT BREAKFAST.  Don’t even think about trying to save calories up for the generous Thanksgiving meal.  By eating breakfast and lunch, you’ll not only eat less but enjoy your food more at dinner time. 
  3. If you are planning to eat desserts like I am then portion control your sizes and you can have it all.  Remember to eat slowly and enjoy every bite of pecan pie. Mmmmm
  4. Bring a small snack with you just in case.  I know it sounds weird but if you are going to some else’s home and dinner is delayed because uncle Ben is running late then you may end up very hungry and eating more than you were planning. 
  5. Another great tip is to send your guests home with leftovers.  Don’t keep extra food around.  Share your food to maintain or lose weight!  I know you can do it! 

To Do Today:

  • Make time to look over the drinks and desserts portion of the Eating Free Holiday Cheat Sheet Chart.  Be sure to have the information about foods you most commonly enjoy firmly in mind. 
  • Don’t forget to tune in today between 12-1 pm Pacific at BlogTalkRadio for a chance to ask questions and chat with me live. 

 

DESSERTS

Food Item /Serving Size/ Calories Freebies
Pumpkin Pie /1/8 of 8″ pie /230 /Grain&Starch 1, Fat 2, Sugar 1
Pecan Pie/ 1/6 of 8″ pie/ 460 /Grain&Starch 2, Fat 4, Sugar 2
Pumpkin Cheesecake /1 slice (5.5 oz)/ 535 /Grain&Starch 1, Meat 1, Fat 6, Sugar 2.5
Apple Pie /1/8 of 9″ pie/ 311 /Grain&Starch 1.5, Fat 2.5, Sugar 1.3
Bread Pudding w/ Rum Sauce/ 1 (7 oz)/ 850 /Grain&Starch 2, Meat 6, Fat 4, Sugar 5
Bread Pudding w/ Caramel Sauce/ 1 (5.7 oz)/ 449 /Grain/Starch 1.3, Meat 0.5, Fat 5, Sugar 1.7
Fruit Crisp or Cobbler /1/2 cup /185 /Grain/Starch 1, Fruit 1, Fat 1
Pumpkin Spice Cake /1 slice  / 412 Grain/Starch 1.7, Fat 3.2, Sugar 2.2
Sweet Potato Pie /1/6 of 8″ pie/ 358 /Grain/Starch 1.7, Fat 3.2, Sugar 1.3
Lemon Meringue Pie /1/6 of 8″ pie /334/ Grain/Starch 1.7, Fat 2, Sugar 1.8
Lemon Cream Pie /1 slice (2.3 oz)/ 185 /Grain/Starch 1, Fat 1, Sugar 1
Custard Pie /1/8 of 8″ pie /255 /Milk 1, Fat 2, Sugar 1
Chocolate Cake /1 slice (2.3 oz) /260/ Grain/Starch 1, Fat 2, Sugar 1.5
Chocoalte Chip Cookie /1 Cookie /(3 oz) /435 Grain/Starch 1.8, Fat 3.8, Sugar 2
Oatmeal Cookie 1 Cookie /(3 oz) /408 /Grain/Starch 2.3, Fat 3, Sugar 1.4
Sugar Cookie 1 Cookie /(3 oz) /450 /Grain/Starch 1.8, Fat 4.4, Sugar 2
Peanut Butter Cookie/ 1 Cookie/ (3 oz) /408 /Grain/Starch 1.5, Fat 4, Sugar 2
Sees Candy, Assorted Chocolates /2 pieces /165 /Fat 1.8, Sugar 1.3
Soofganiyot Hanukkah Doughnuts  /1 Piece/ 287 /Grain/Starch 1 Fat 3, Sugar 1

DRINKS
Apple Cider /1/2 cup /60/ Fruit 1
Sangria /4 oz /150 /Fat 2, Sugar1
Eggnog /1 cup (8 oz)/ 360 /Fat 4, Sugar 1.5, NFM 1
Red Wine /4 oz/ 90/ Fat 2
White Wine/  4 oz /90/ Fat 2
Champagne/ 4 oz/ 90/ Fat 2
Beer/ 12 oz/ 170 /Grain/Starch 1, Fat 2
Light Beer /12 oz /90/ Fat 2
Hard Liquor/ 1.5 oz /90 /Fat 2

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