I saw a news story before Thanksgiving that started with this info:
The average Thanksgiving dinner has more than 3,000 calories. That’s more than a day’s worth in one meal!
Well, usually my Thanksgiving dinner is most of what I eat that day, so that’s okay. But then the articles went on to tell us that we should eat healthier on Thanksgiving Day. Let’s see if I can sum up my thoughts on that idea: no, no, No, No, NO! On holidays, diets don’t apply. For that one day, you should eat ALL you want. I know, it’s good to eat healthy and have lighter portions, but not on holidays! Good grief!
The article goes on to compare certain foods with each other, for example:
Mashed potatoes, half-cup: 118 calories
Roll with one pat of butter = 136 calories
To that I say, “So what?” But then some “registered dietician” said, “The real take-home point here is, don’t go for both, especially don’t also have stuffing and mashed potatoes and bread. You can’t have everything. You’ve gotta choose one!” Again, I say, “NO!” Such thinking will ruin your Thanksgiving feast! It’s the height of absurdity to choose one item between mashed taters, stuffing, and bread. If you start excluding all the traditional foods, you won’t have a feast at all!
I can’t believe such nonsense was actually published in the news! That kind of misinformation is not healthy. If I had to choose only 2 or 3 items in small portions on Thanksgiving day while everyone else ate all they wanted, I would probably get depressed. And it’s not good to be depressed. So eat up, people. I may not be some important doctor, but I do know what I’m talking about this time.