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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.

Start earlier

Get an early start to your day and have your Thanksgiving meal closer to lunch time--that way, the meal will fall in the middle of your day, lessening the chance of over-consumption.

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