5 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

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Eat breakfast

If you don't eat anything until the big feast then you will eat way too much food on Thanksgiving! It is important to have breakfast so that you don't overeat during the main course. (giphy) https://giphy.com/gifs/television-90s-Ld5kNIfGjAWv6

Drink water

Water is important in making sure that you don’t overeat or bloat. If you drink a glass of water before and during dinner you will be able to see if you’re actually hungry or just thirsty. Drinking water will also help you flush out the bloat you will probably get from the salty rich thanksgiving foods.

 

Take it slow

It can be easy to keep shoveling food into your mouth until you feel like you're going to burst. Instead of giving into this instinct, try to take some time in between bites and extra helpings. This will help you to not overeat.

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Eat less of the ‘bad’ foods

Thanksgiving dinner doesn't have to be all that bad for you! This Thanksgiving, instead of going for an extra serving of stuffing or mashed potatoes, grab some more turkey or vegetables. Also, try keeping your desserts to a minimum. You don't have to limit what you eat, but if you do go for a second helping of something, try to choose the healthiest food on the table.

 

Take a walk

Thanksgiving is a time to hang out and enjoy the presence of your family. Instead of sitting and chatting on the couch, try suggesting a family walk! This is a healthier alternative to lounging and going for a walk can be a great way for you to catch up with your loved ones.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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