Because it is a social holiday where we gather around the table and eat until the conversations come to a halt, and guests begin to leave one by one- we tend to over eat, consuming more foods than necessary on 1,2,3... Servings. Trying to load our plates with the comfort food that lay before our eyes, in fear that leftovers will be scarce this year because, the year before, our favorite dish was devoured in seconds by everyone sitting at the dinner table.
Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday season. Only one of many celebrations with a large feast. Begin with thanksgiving, to get yourself on the right holiday path when it comes to food and exercise during all the festivities.
- Continue with your workout routine. Just because you are off from work, does not mean you should take off from your active lifestyle. Even if it is for 20 minutes - do it! #NoRegrets #NoExcuses
- Avoid going to dinner ALREADY starving. You don’t have to fast for the feast. Boost your metabolism by eating small, light foods throughout the day until dinner. By the time dinner comes, your eyes won’t be bigger than your stomach and your should have more will power to lessen your portion size.
- Take a small serving size of each item. Don't just load your plate with everything. You don't want to feel obligated to "clean your plate". If you are still hungry, you can get some later.
- Eat slowly- chew your food completely. This will allow you to give your body time to respond to the amount of food you have eaten. And will be easy for you to know when you are full or still hungry.
- Try to avoid drinking too many calorie filled beverages (juices, wines, liqours) and drink more water. Water will help your body more with digestion, and you won't have as many unnecessary calories.