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Your Thanksgiving Portion Guide

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Thanksgiving Day Meal
The average American consumes over 4,500 calories (more than two entire days' worth!) in one Thanksgiving meal, according to the Calorie Control Council. This year, you can do better—without sacrificing pie. Besides, learning to visually size up proper portions may be the key to lasting weight loss. Just follow this guide to roughly 200-calorie helpings of all your favorite foods from the feast, build your meal (aim for 1,000 cals for this special occasion), and enjoy!


1. Heritage Turkey Drumstick
About 5 ounces dark meat, without skin


2. Turkey Breast with Skin
About 4 ounces


*Extra, Extra!
3. Turkey Gravy (Canned)
4 tablespoons = 30 calories


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Green Beans & Mashed Potatoes
1. Green Bean Casserole
1 1/4 cups


2. Mashed Potatoes
(made with whole milk and butter) 0.85 cup (or 6.3 ounces)


*Extra, Extra!
1 teaspoon = 34 calories


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Stuffing & Casserole
1. Stuffing
Generous 1/2-cup serving


2. Sweet Potato Casserole
Generous 1/2-cup serving


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Cranberry Sauce & Dinner Roll
*Extra, Extra!
1. Sweetened Cranberry Sauce
1/2-inch slice = 86 calories


2. Whole-Wheat Dinner Roll
1 medium-size roll = 96 calories


Glass of Wine (not pictured)
6 ounces = approximately 150 calories


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1. Pecan Pie
1/20 of a 9-inch pie


2. Apple Pie
1/16 of a 9-inch pie


3. Pumpkin Pie
1⁄13 of a 9-inch pie


*Extra, Extra!
Whipped Cream Topping
2 tablespoons = 16 calories


4. Lemon Meringue Pie
1/15 of a 9-inch pie


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