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Lee Lyangbin Is A Kung Fu Master (4 pics)

49-year-old Lee Lyangbin from the village Lichzhuan Dingtao County, Shandong Province, is a kung fu master. He's put in a lifetime of hard work so that he could do sweet moves like this.

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How to Build a Healthier Thanksgiving Plate

Start by filling half your plate with vegetables, then pile one-quarter up with turkey breast, and leave the remaining one-quarter for starchy sides. Here, some more expert-approved guidelines for keeping portions in check this Thanksgiving Day.

Start with soup.

Pour yourself a bowl of seasonal veggie soup, suggests Katherine Tallmadge, RD, author of Diet Simple: 195 Mental Tricks, Substitutions, Habits & Inspirations. She recommends a butternut squash soup, or a broccoli and carrot soup with potatoes and thyme. Kicking off your meal with soup will help you slow down while eating, and research has shown it may even reduce the number of calories you consume at your main meal.

Go crazy with the right veggies.

Fill up 50 percent of your plate with non-starchy veggies. This may include Brussels sprouts, green beans, carrots, bell peppers, or a green salad, says Lori Zanini, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Stick with smaller portions of starchy (read: higher-calorie) veggies, such as corn, potatoes, green peas, and winter squashes.

In charge of the prep? Put colorful vegetables together in dishes and use herbs, spices, onions and garlic to flavor them with fewer calories—try cooked carrots and cumin or Brussels sprouts with garlic. You can also add a healthy twist to classic comfort foods, like replacing green bean casserole with some grilled green beans flavored with garlic and red pepper flakes, Zanini says.

Make an array of interesting vegetable dishes, instead of lots of starchy dishes, suggests Tallmadge. “We tend to passively overeat when presented with variety, so if you want to give your guests a medley of dishes, have them be veggie-based,” she says.

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Fill up on skinless turkey breast.

The turkey itself is relatively low in calories if you stick to skinless white meat, so most of our nutritionists don’t mind if you eat a little more than the recommended 3 ounces of protein (about a size of a deck of cards or an iPhone 6 Plus, which is 5.5 inches long). “I have certainly seen individuals pile their plates with more than three times the appropriate portion size on Thanksgiving Day,” says Zanini.

“I am a big fan of protein because it keeps you fuller for longer so I would serve myself the equivalent of nearly two decks of playing cards of turkey,” says Liz Ward, RD, author of MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better.

Scoop sides on sparingly.

Choose your favorite “special” sides that you only see around the holidays and keep servings to a half-cup. Stuffing? Worth it. A plain-old everyday roll? Not so much. One serving of starchy sides like mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, and cranberry sauce is equal to ½ cup, which would look like half of a baseball.

Count “casseroles” of any type as your starch. “Since I am originally from the South, I know too well that even ‘veggie’ casseroles, like broccoli casserole and green bean casserole, often call for creamy soups, sticks of butter, and large amounts of cheese in their ingredient lists,” says Zanini. “Not only do these types of dishes contribute excessive amounts of calories, but they’re also very high in sodium.” Remember sodium leads to water retention and belly bloat (a.k.a. one more reason your pants won’t button tomorrow).

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Practice portion control with your favorite dessert.

Most 9-inch pies are meant to be cut into eight slices. If your pie is only sliced into six pieces, your portions are probably too large. One trick if you’re trying to cut back? Tallmadge recommends limiting variety—if there’s only one type of pie to choose from, you’ll probably stick to one slice. Don’t feel like additional ice cream or whipped topping is a requirement, but if you are going to finish a slice off with some, keep it to a golf ball-sized amount.

Beware sneaky calories.

You might be patting yourself on the back for bypassing the stuffing and gravy, but if you munched on cheese and crackers all day while cooking, know that those calories add up, as well. If you’re hungry while cooking, nosh on raw veggies and hummus or fruit, suggests Tallmadge.

Drinks count, too. Many of us have large wine goblets and beer mugs and don’t even know what a proper serving looks like in those glasses. Using a measuring cup if you need to, pour 5 ounces of wine into a glass so you know the line that marks one serving. “And never refill your wine glass when you’ve had just a few sips,” Ward says. “Drink it to the last drop and then pour some more. That’s how you keep track.” A serving of beer is 12 ounces, and a serving of 80-proof distilled spirits (like gin, vodka, whiskey) is 1.5 ounces. The American Heart Association recommends limiting daily intake to one drink for women and two for men.

And remember, the first couple of bites of any food are often the most enjoyable. “Don’t waste your calories, but don’t avoid your favorite foods, either,” Ward says. “Eat foods that you love and that aren’t available at other times of the year, like homemade cranberry sauce, specialty sides, and pumpkin pie, and forgo everyday foods like chips, rolls, and mashed potatoes.”

​8 Strategies For A Guilt-Free Totally Delicious Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a great holiday. I love the high school reunions, the relaxed time with family and the familiar recipes. Full disclosure: I haven't eaten turkey in ten years but I still love how it looks on the table and the sense of togetherness it represents.

However, Thanksgiving can often be a minefield of healthy lifestyle-deterring obstacles. If you're one of those people who can get carried away in the mad crowd effect that somehow sweeps all your good intentions under a huge pile of turkey and pie, don't worry, you're not alone.

Here are nine simple strategies for having a great time, eating up a storm and still feeling healthy in your head and your belly the morning after.

1. Heap on the veggies.

Remember that broccoli only has around 90 calories in three full cups and is packed with fiber, while a cup of stuffing can have anywhere from 300 to 500 calories and is often full of empty carbs that will spike your insulin level. If you fill your plate with three to six cups of greens, you're unlikely to feel hungry.

2. Change your potato game.

Instead of having mashed potatoes or stuffing, roast baby purple potatoes. It's a great way to stay gluten-free and you avoid the typical mashed potato recipes that tend to be filled with butter and cream. You also get a shot of healthy vitamins and minerals.

3. Make cranberry sauce a condiment.

Cranberry sauce is a delicious Thanksgiving staple but it's usually packed with sugar. I often see people piling it on plates like a main course when it's really best as a garnish.

4. Pick your booze carefully or skip all together.

It's fun to sit in front of the game with a few beers, but the sludgy hangover feeling and the hit to your metabolism alcohol causes isn't the best combination on a big eating day. If you're drinking, a vodka soda with just a little dash of cranberry juice might be easier for your body to chew through by the next day. You can also support your ability to metabolize alcohol by taking a B-complex vitamin along with your cocktail!

5. Get moving!

Do some sort of physical movement the day of, whether it's a walk, jog or just stretching on your yoga mat. For the biggest metabolism boost, do 15 minutes of lifting free weights. Lifting boosts your metabolism for 24 hours even at rest and can make a big difference to how you metabolize your turkey dinner.

6. Don't forget breakfast.

Have a light, high protein breakfast. Eating protein boosts your metabolism throughout the day, keeps you satiated and by having some first thing, you're turning on the "on" switch of your metabolism. I recommend a low sugar protein shake, two fried eggs or a couple slices of smoked salmon with avocado slices on top.

7. Find an outlet for stress other than food.

The reality is a lot of families are stressful for people to come home to and holidays have a way of bringing out tensions. Or you might be running between family members and locations trying to keep everyone happy. If any of these sound familiar, notice if stress, irritation or anxiety is driving you to eat more than you might otherwise and go for a walk, meditate or call your best friend instead.

8. Plan a post holiday detox.

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is the perfect time to do a short detox. It gives you a chance to reset and preps you for the upcoming holiday party scene. I like to do a six-day detox program the week after Thanksgiving. It's not too long, but it's enough time to fully restore and I don't feel too deprived or too done in by the holiday season when it's all over.

9. Give more than you get.

If the focus on consumption feels like a little too much, take the opportunity to give someone a little love. It might be bringing a family a meal or just calling a person you know needs support and saying hi. It doesn't have to be grand to fill you up with gratitude.

New Impressively Detailed Doodles By Kerby Rosanes

Remember Kerby Rosanes, the extremely talented Philippines-based artist whose intricate doodles we wrote about earlier? We decided to take a glimpse at what the artist has been up to lately and we found out that he’s been busy: he has created even more painstakingly massive compositions with thousands of tiny and funny details.

Take a look and immerse yourself in his overwhelming world of black and white fantasy by Kerby Rosanes.












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