By Barbara Brody for Life by DailyBurn
Gravy-drenched drumsticks, buttery mashed potatoes, and gooey pecan pie all sound scrumptious — until you think about what they’ll do to your waistline. While you shouldn’t deprive yourself of all your favorite Thanksgiving staples, cutting back just a little and making some smart swaps can go a long way in maintaining the physique you’ve worked hard to build. Try these 12 expert-backed tips to make it through turkey day without feeling like a stuffed, well, you know.
1. Eat before the big meal.