Gravy drenched stuffing, buttery sweet potato casserole, and pies as far as the eye can see. While I do not suggest depriving yourself of your favorite Thanksgiving treats, cutting back, and making healthy decisions can go a long way to a healthier, happier holiday. On average Americans consume 4,500 calories during this one meal alone (that’s the number of calories you need in two days!). So here is the ultimate Thanksgiving survival guide for enjoying your family dinner minus the food coma.
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Survival Guide
Don’t Skip Breakfast
Instead of saving up for Thanksgiving dinner, eat a healthy breakfast and snack throughout the day. We usually eat more when they are hungry and it can cause overeating.
Take a Morning Jog
Take a walk down memory lane. Visit the old homestead or other relevant sites with your family and share your experiences with the new generation.
Most of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes are not completely unhealthy by themselves. However, it is necessary to limit our portions. Avoid loading up on butter, gravy, or sugary sweets.
It takes 20 minutes for your brain to say you’re full. This Thanksgiving, if you are gathering with anyone, start up a conversation. This is a natural way for you to slow down while eating and stop when you are full.
Bring a Healthy Dish
If you are attending a family gathering, this is a great way to be involved with the family. Plus, your healthy dish will fit into your diet plan. Moreover, you will provide a healthy option for others to enjoy. Try cauliflower rice stuffing or an autumn apple salad. Your options are limitless. Just decide what you and your family will enjoy.
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