A Thanksgiving Series from Nutrition Professor Joan Salge Blake:

turkBetween now and Thanksgiving, Registered Dietitian and healthy eating expert Joan Salge Blake will be offering tips to trim turkey day weight.

Tip # 1: Carve out an earlier time to eat.

When Thanksgiving dinner is served at 2 or 3 p.m., we tend to skip lunch in an attempt to make room for a few extra dinner calories. Has this ever really worked? Not in my house. By the time dinner finally rolls around, the smell of roasting turkey has permeated every pore of my skin, and I am transformed into an uncontrollable eating machine. To avoid this, have a light lunch to help you keep to more civilized portions. Or better yet, move up the start of dinner to high noon on the East Coast, that’s immediately after Santa brings up the rear of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Check back tomorrow for Tip #2.

One Comment

Cory posted on February 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm

That is a good idea and point. And by also eatting a lunch your metabolism will be kept active instead of slowing down from not eatting.

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