One of the most anticipated times of the year is upon us: the holiday season. While the holidays are a time to get together and celebrate with family and friends, they are also a trying time for those looking to maintain their weight. In fact, the average American gains up to 6 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s! You don’t have to be a statistic this holiday season. Simple swaps can keep you looking trim as a turkey through New Year’s, starting at square one, Thanksgiving dinner.
According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat between the appetizers, meal, drinks, and dessert of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Follow these tips this Thanksgiving to ensure you get your holiday season started off right.