Quick Tips For a Trimmer Thanksgiving

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. Eat slowly. Enjoy each bite and flavor. Studies have shown that slowly chewing food more before swallowing reduced food consumption.
  5. 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

November 14th, 2017

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