The big Thanksgiving feast is around the corner! Who doesn’t love a holiday dedicated to food? Here are some tips to help you enjoy your holiday and be healthy doing it!
Don’t go to the Thanksgiving dinner hungry. We often eat faster and more when we are hungry - eat a healthy breakfast and lunch on that day to avoid overeating at dinner. Think Veggies. Fill your plate with Veggies! Turkey dinner tends to be mostly brown or white in color….mix in some greens! Try to fill at least half your plate with some veggies.
Portion Control. The holidays are full of great traditional food that we only eat once a year so we tend to fill our plate like we are never going to eat it again for a whole year. If you just gotta try those items that maybe aren’t the healthiest just take a sampling size portion. Aviod seconds!
Be active before you eat! Start your day off feeling good with a little activity. Play outside with the kids, go for a walk, ride a bike etc. When you are sitting around for the rest of the night you will feel better knowing that you did some activity earlier in the day.
Bring a healthy dish. Going to someone else’s house for dinner? Take a healthy dish, then you will know there will be at least one healthy option for you to choose.
Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!