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WJLA, November 21, 2012

Wellness Wednesdays: Top ways to have a healthy Thanksgiving

It’s a day to be thankful, merry and to be among those you love—but, as you are feasting with friends and family, keeping a watchful eye on your consumption may prevent any post-Thanksgiving waistline regret. The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day alone, the Caloric Control Council said.

Make some smart substitutes

It may not be the most popular choice to make, but, you can also make your traditional Thanksgiving foods healthier. For example: Baked potatoes instead of mashed potatoes, using greek yogurt instead of mayo in your meals, or eliminating some of the "additives" that can sky-rocket your calorie count.

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