Thursday, November 22, 2012
How to keep the pounds off during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Just because the holidays have arrived, it doesn’t mean weight gain has to come too. Antonio Cain, a registered and licensed dietitian at Dekalb Medical Center, says the key is to remain conscious about the amounts and types of foods you choose throughout the holidays. “Many people simply just don’t think. So much food is presented at once and often times we overeat,” Cain said. It’s difficult to pass on many of the holiday foods, especially since they are filled with tradition. So Cain suggests before a holiday meal, eat some fruits or veggies and drink water to prevent overeating. During the meal choose lean cuts of meat, avoid fried foods and serve yourself on smaller plates or use smaller serving utensils. He says it’s important to …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Post your favorite Thanksgiving recipes and share them with the community!
Most of us can find quite a few things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving -- including the meals we'll enjoy on Thursday. Whether you find yourself endlessly peeling potatoes, up before the sun to start the turkey, tinkering with your grandmother's cranberry sauce recipe or picking up a certain store-bought pie each year, everyone has something they prefer at their Thanksgiving feast. We would love to know what your favorite Thanksgiving foods and recipes are. If you have a recipe you'd like to share, please post it here or, if it is a recipe online, leave a comment with a link. If you have photos of your favorite recipe, just click on the "Upload photos and videos" button to let us have a look. We look forward to seeing what's cooking …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It's little more than two weeks to Thanksgiving 2012. Are you prepared?
Most people plan Thanksgiving well in advance, but with so much time spent on the elections this year, Thanksgiving has kind of sneaked up on us. Would you believe, it's only two weeks from tomorrow to Thanksgiving and with it the traditional beginning of the Christmas season. If you haven't started planning for Thanksgiving yet, you're already in trouble, according to the website Epicurious. It suggests a six week prep time if you want to do the holiday justice. Are you prepared for Thanksgiving 2012? And more importantly, in what has been a very contentious year, what is it that you can be most thankful for this year?