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Carve Up Your Thanksgiving Calories

Since I’ve lost weight this year, one of the meals that I dread (sort of) is Thanksgiving dinner.  Regardless of who hosts dinner, there is always a spread that could potentially feed an entire Army brigade.   I have always left Thanksgiving dinner feeling guilty.  Not this year, though.  While I may take a tablespoon or so of each item offered, I will not be leaving on a tryptophan high.

A good general rule of thumb for any meal is to make sure that your veggies cover half your plate.  That leaves fifty percent of your plate for everything else, and if you limit your portion sizes, you can  avoid feeling like YOU are the stuffed turkey this Thanksgiving!



While I refuse to go without my pumpkin pie on turkey day, I will be making smarter choices this year.

How about you?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I love this easy to read/refer to chart. It’d be good to have a similar one with common foods to hang up in the kitchen.

    I look pregnant….and I hate it.

  2. I have no self control when it comes to Thanksgiving meals. Well, at my mom’s This year we are going to my mother-in-law’s and I will more than likely eat less then the recommended calories because her food is so awful.

  3. This makes me laugh… I too have ZERO self control at Thanksgiving – If it’s there – I’mma eat it!