What I plan to wearing to Thanksgiving dinner?
For this year's Thanksgiving celebration, I reached for an outfit that's both fashionable and family-approved.
The corset was a custom design from Van der Vlugt. The skirt is from Shabby Apple. This skirt was a part of their holiday collection, and it now out of stock, but they have some pretty cute ball skirt of similar designs
What I plan to eat Thanksgiving dinner
- Start with soup. Starting off my meal with soup helps me slow down while eating, and may even reduce the number of calories I consume at my main meal.
- Go crazy with the right veggies. I will be filling up 50 percent of my plate with non-starchy veggies. This may include Brussels sprouts, green beans, carrots, bell peppers, or a green salad. I will stick with smaller portions of starchy (read: higher-calorie) veggies, such as corn, potatoes, green peas, and winter squashes.
- Fill up on skinless turkey breast. The turkey itself is relatively low in calories if I stick to skinless white meat.
- Scoop sides on sparingly. I will choose my favorite “special” sides that I only see around the holidays and keep servings to a half-cup. Stuffing? Worth it. A plain-old everyday roll? Not so much.
- Practice portion control with my favorite dessert. Most 9-inch pies are meant to be cut into eight slices. If my pie is only sliced into six pieces, then my portion is probably too large. One trick I use also is sticking to only one variety.
Generally, I eat foods that you love and that aren't available at other times of the year, like homemade cranberry sauce, specialty sides, and pumpkin pie, and forgo everyday foods like chips, rolls, and mashed potatoes.
Content was adapted from Diana Kelly, How to Build a Healthier Thanksgiving Plate.