10 Ways to Cut Calories This Thanksgiving

We at Latina recently had a very lively discussion centered on one very complicated question: Is it ok to overindulge on Thanksgiving? 

Some of us feel it's totally fine and others don't feel it's necessary. As someone who lost 100 pounds and works hard to keep it off, I'm part of the latter group. Although, yes, technically Thanksgiving Day only comes around once a year, I know the harsh reality of overindulging. Plus, there is always another cause to celebrate whether it be Christmas, New Year's or birthdays, so there is always another opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal.

Instead of using this day as an excuse to eat so much that you almost want to explode, there is an easy way to have your pumpkin pie and eat it, too -- without overdoing it. Here are 10 ways to cut calories during Thanksgiving without suffering:

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Irina Gonzalez, Digital Audience Development Manager

Irina Gonzalez is the Digital Audience Development Manager for Latina.com and The Latin Kitchen, where she oversees social media, content partnerships, writes and edits, and more. An NYC-based journalist, web editor, and food writer, she started her career with an internship at Latina magazine while receiving her bachelor’s at New York University. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York, MamasLatinas.com, FamilyCircle.com, TheFrisky.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, and more. When she’s not checking out the latest taco restaurant in New York City, scouring for the best tapas in Barcelona, or dreaming of visiting Alex Atala’s restaurant in Brazil, she’s blogging about her favorite recipes, healthy eating tips and maintaining her 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com.

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