JOPLIN, MO.--- Our eyes always seem to be bigger than our stomachs when it comes to food, especially Thanksgiving dinner. Nutritionist say it's okay to splurge a little, but eat in moderation. A plate with a half of cup of turkey, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, a roll and mashed potatoes could easily come out to be about 800 calories. The average person would have to walk for at least three hours at a very brisk pace to to burn those calories off. A dietitian at Freeman Health System says to try and prioritizing your meals tomorrow.
"Pick the top three things that you want, if it's your moms stuffing or the hot rolls and make that your priority. Then the things that are just good that you like, maybe save those for another meal," said Susan Pittman, Freeman Registered Dietitian.
She says try to remember there will probably be left overs, so you don't need everything at once.
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