Thanksgiving is a time for family, gratitude, and of course, food. If you’re trying to lead a healthier lifestyle during this time of year, we have a few holiday survival strategies to keep you on track with your health goals. Here are some useful tips and ideas to help you enjoy a full Thanksgiving that’s trim–but not missing any of the fun.
- Skip seconds. When family favorites only appear on the table once a year, it’s hard to resist them. Take your time, slow down and savor your fist helping. Let your food settle and save your appetite for pie.
- Taste everything. Thanksgiving feasts are just that, a chance to try a variety of foods. If you take just a couple of bites rather than a full scoop, you’ll still get to experience all the foods you love.
- Treat dessert as a snack. YUM, PIES! They’re such an integral part of most Thanksgiving celebrations. What if, instead of eating pie immediately
after dinner, we wait until it was snack time?
- Eat slowly. Enjoy each bite and flavor. Studies have shown that slowly chewing food more before swallowing reduced food consumption.
- Drink water. Drinking lots of water throughout the day will help your stomach feel full and acts as a natural appetite suppressant.
Thanksgiving should be a day to celebrate. Remember that Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, be grateful, and enjoy the company of loved ones. You don’t have to go overboard to celebrate this special holiday. By using just a few of the tips above, you’ll be able to take part in the tradition without feeling guilty.
Wishing everyone a great and safe Thanksgiving!
Kaitlyn Grell, LPTA
PTC_therapy November 14th, 2017
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