How to eat on Thanksgiving Day

How to eat on Thanksgiving Day

Many people put off eating all day to save up for you know being able to go for thirds. During the holidays you end up eating many meals with family not just Thanksgiving Day dinner. It's one of the times of the year that you get to enjoy great food and family and friends in a relaxing thankful setting. To make your meals more enjoyable it's best to make intentional choices. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and depending on the time of your Thanksgiving dinner you might fit in lunch or a snack.

Protein based breakfasts is the best choice to make on the morning of your Thanksgiving day feast. Consider making a healthy omelet with a lean breakfast meat and some fruit. If you are having a late turkey day dinner have a light lunch. Something like a protein rich salad. If you are eating your dinner mid to late afternoon consider a mid morning snack instead of lunch, stuffed avocado salad is a great option.

Before the big meal take some time to get a little exercise in. Grab some of your family members and go for a nice 30 minute walk. Get everyone together for a quick game of flag football. If you want to make it really fun get some nerf guns and have a little nerf gun war! Just get up and get your body moving for 30 to 60 minutes.

Now it's time for the big turkey day meal. Be realistic don't let your eyes be bigger than your stomach. Make smart choices and make your plate mostly non starch items. Use a small plate for hors-d'oeuvres and limit the hors-d'oeuvres to just one plate. Remember to not go overboard on the alcohol intake too, drinks are lots of empty calories. For dessert use the small salad plate and keep it to a one time trip, don't overload your plate either!

The holidays are a time to reflect on the year and be thankful for all that you have in your life. Enjoy it and enjoy your family and friends. Don't stress too much over eating just make responsible choices. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



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