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A better tip would be to trade in the Thanksgiving-size dinner plate for an 8" sandwich plate! Then there's room for only about two bites of things! :D
 

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Usually I like what I read on Livescience ... BUT:

Have a Healthy Thanksgiving: 5 Tips to Avoid Overindulging - Yahoo! News

1/4 PLATE of mashed potatoes?

"Fill up half your plate with vegetables, fruit and a whole wheat roll, a quarter of it with mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, and a quarter of it with turkey or ham."
That doesn't even sound good-1/4 plate of mashed potatoes? That is gross! I would rather have a good size portion of turkey breast, I always get sleepy after turkey, so I can look forward to a good nap! :)
 

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That doesn't even sound good-1/4 plate of mashed potatoes? That is gross! I would rather have a good size portion of turkey breast, I always get sleepy after turkey, so I can look forward to a good nap! :)
I think a taste (2 or 3 fork fulls) of mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes won't do much harm.
 

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Sweet potatoes prepared with only butter/salt/pepper are a fine high-fiber food, and some of us can tolerate them really well. If your sweet potatoes are prepared with brown sugar & marshmallows, be really careful, Buddy! :D
 

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Personally I do NOT like sweet potatoes. Today I am going to totally abstain from any kind of potato or bread so that I can indulge in a tiny, tiny portion of my own own macaroni and cheese which is my contribution to the Thanksgiving feast. Last Christmas everyone raved about my baked mac-n-cheese. Otherwise it's salad, veggies and turkey for me ... maybe a little bit of baked ham if someone contributes that to the feast. And ... YES! ... I will have a taste of dessert ... if I can't indulge once in a blue moon in that I might as well say farewell to this life.
 

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Personally I do NOT like sweet potatoes. Today I am going to totally abstain from any kind of potato or bread so that I can indulge in a tiny, tiny portion of my own own macaroni and cheese which is my contribution to the Thanksgiving feast. Last Christmas everyone raved about my baked mac-n-cheese. Otherwise it's salad, veggies and turkey for me ... maybe a little bit of baked ham if someone contributes that to the feast. And ... YES! ... I will have a taste of dessert ... if I can't indulge once in a blue moon in that I might as well say farewell to this life.
Indeed! I held back on Tday just slightly. There was no way in heck I was going to miss out on my mother-in-law's stuffing! l scarificed the potatoes and rolls so I could chow down on here stuffing and gravy. LOL

Now that they have moved me to being proactive with my insulin, I'll be much more comfortable eating a "healthy" holiday meal but still consider my carbs. LOL Hey, it's only a couple of times a year! :D
 

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I'm thankful that my holiday "feasting" never put me over my 140 limit. We had two thanksgivings, Thursday at my in-laws and Friday at my daughters.
Thursday I cheated with one ritz cracker, 4 tablespoons mashed potato and gravy, and a one inch slice of real apple pie. BS topped out at 126.
Friday my forbidden foods were 1/2 slice sourdough bread (with the spinach/artichoke dip), a one inch cube of candied yam, and about 4 tablespoons potato & gravy. I never even hit 120.
It's amazing how good just those few bites were. I think I enjoyed them alot more because I could only have the little bits.
Fortunately, it appears that I kept it low enough for my Atkins diet and I'm still in ketosis (fat burning mode). :)
 

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I cheated on Thanksgiving!

Well the atmosphere was too jovial and celebratory. I did manage to skip all the bread, potatoes, candied yams, pasta (including my famous mac-n-cheese) ... BUT ...

the turkey stuffing and gravy - had to have at least a serving of that!

... and get this: I had not one - BUT TWO - slices of the gorgeous carrot cake!!!!! :D

I was feeling so guilty about my indulgences (and I have a streak of masochism anyway), two hours after the meal I decided to test my blood sugars ... I was expecting a reading of 300! Actually it was 190 which is pretty bad, but not as high as I thought. :blabla:
 
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