Here's What (and What Not) to Eat to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

Lindsey Metrus

We're a mere two sleeps away from the biggest day for food consumption: Thanksgiving, of course. It's a holiday, so we're hard-pressed to tell you not to enjoy yourself. No one wants to be told to eat small portions of bland, sugar-free, dairy-free, sodium-free, enjoyment-free food on a day that's historically full of drool-worthy comfort dishes. You also don't want to be that person mournfully sitting at the table with a sad plate while everyone else scarfs down green bean casserole, pie, and the like. 

The good news: You don't have to miss out. With easy substitutions that don't compromise flavor and small tweaks to your meals, you can still indulge without all of the excess calories. Maria Bella, owner of Top Balance Nutrition in NYC shared with us the exact foods we should and shouldn't eat this holiday to avoid Thanksgiving weight gain from the meal and the days of leftovers that follow. See what she had to say below! 

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