Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you all are able to spend this wonderful holiday with family, friends and delicious food! Here are a few tips to help you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with out over indulging :).
v Eat breakfast!! Don’t skip meals to save up all of your calories for the big meal. You will make better portion choices if you don’t come to the dinner table on an empty stomach
v Start the day out with activity! Even if it’s only for 20min, it will make a difference!!
- take a class
- Do the Turkey Trot!!
- Or just go for a walk and take in some fresh air
v Stay hydrated throughout the day, drink lots of water J
v First, get a visual for what 1 serving of Thanksgiving Dinner actually looks like http://greatist.com/health/serving-size-thanksgiving-portion-guide
v When serving yourself at dinner, take small amounts or single scoops. Remember you can always have seconds!
v If you have an option, pick a smaller plate so that your plate will seem full.
v Honor the food! Take the time to say thanks and appreciate the food and the nutrients it will provide you. Don’t forget to appreciate who made it too!
v Talk to family and friends during dinner. This will give your body time to enjoy the flavor of the food – you might even stop eating when you’re full instead of over indulging.
v Get away from the table when you’re done eating and entertain yourself with something other than food.
Looking for some healthy holiday recipes?!? Here’s 30! Click the link below to view an eCookBook that myfitnesspal put together with recipes from Cooking Light:
Here are a few examples of the recipes you’ll find:
- Sweet and Sour Meat Balls
- Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion and Spinach Lasagna
- Wild Rice, Roasted Chestnuts and Cranberries
- Easy Eggnog
- Hot Chocolate Fudge Cakes
Yours in Health and Wellness,