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And speaking of death... People with existing heart conditions are FOUR TIMES more likely to have a heart attack after eating a big meal (Study conducted by the U.S. Dept. of Veteran's Affairs).
This does NOT include any of the pre-munchies or picking afterwards!
290 grams of carbohydrates!!!!
120 grams of fat!!! ............. FOR ONE MEAL!
"Discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons," Author Unknown
How do you stop the holiday madness and come out of it okay? It really doesn't have to be that hard. It's easier than you think to stay healthy.
GRAVY: Refrigerate gravy to harden fat and then skim it off. This saves you 56 whopping grams of fat PER CUP!!
STUFFING: Use less bread and more onions, garlic, celery, and veggies. You can even add cranberries or apples. Use low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth and applesauce for the liquid.
EAT LOTS OF TURKEY: Roasted, skinless turkey is an excellent source of protein and is naturally low in fat.
MASHED POTATOES: Use skim milk, chicken broth, garlic, garlic powder, or parmesan cheese instead of whole milk and butter.
DESSERTS: Make a crustless pumpkin pie. Substitute 2 egg whites for each egg in baked recipes. And try topping cakes with fresh fruit, fruit sauce, or powdered sugar instead of icing.
CRANBERRY SAUCE: Make your own cranberry sauce with fresh cranberries and stevia.
Did you know that 1 cup of cranberry store-bought sauce has 418 calories? Whereas 1 cup of fresh cranberries has 51 calories (and stevia has 0!).