Your Thanksgiving Survival Guide


Your Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Holiday eating can be tricky: Eat too much and you feel guilty, eat too little and you feel deprived. Though Thanksgiving may feel like a high-wire balancing act, having a healthy holiday is easy if you follow these tips:

Start the day off right. Run, jump rope, do anything you like as long as you break a sweat. If you exercise in the morning, you’ll be more mindful of what you eat for the rest of the day. Every time you take a bite, you’ll have to ask yourself, “Do I want to ruin what I already worked so hard for this morning?”

Go for single servings. Have one dessert, one drink, one small plate of appetizers, and one plate of food at the main meal.

Balance out your treats so you have a mix of indulgent and healthier foods. If you have pecan pie with ice cream for dessert, pick red wine instead of eggnog for your drink.

Thanksgiving dinner is not your last meal, nor will it be the last time that yummy foods are available. You can make stuffing and cranberry sauce any time of the year, so don’t feel like you have to shovel everything down in one day.

Eat only what you love. Is that plain white roll worth its weight in calories? Probably not. But is Grandma’s famed plum pudding worth every bite? Absolutely.

Between traveling and visiting with relatives, you might not have time for an hour-long workout every day. But that’s OK! Exercise next week, and enjoy spending time with your family now.

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