Thanksgiving survival tips that will keep your diet on track!

November 12, 2007 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

0015-0710-1813-2151_tn.jpgAnke Johnson has put together some fabulous and reasonable tips for surviving the Thanksgiving meal or meals if your me and have two Thanksgiving dinners to attend!

Have a Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving!

By Anke Johnson

For most of us, Thanksgiving is one of the happiest times of the year. The weather is cool and crisp. The wine is flowing. And we get to enjoy the company of family and friends. What’s not to love?

The only drawback might be the extra weight some people gain during the holiday season. Now, I’m not going to be a Scrooge and tell you to skip your favorite dishes on the 22nd. But here is what I do suggest: Focus on eating more of the healthier foods.

There are many healthy foods to choose from at Thanksgiving. Fill up on the turkey, tomatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, salad, nuts (preferably raw and unsalted), and all the other things that are good for you. Eat slowly and stop when you’re full. You don’t have to miss out on the candied yams (but if they’re not candied, fill up on them as well), stuffing, and dessert, but if you fill up on the healthy stuff, you won’t have much room to overindulge in those less-healthy options.

After dinner, take the kids out on a post dinner walk, before you do the dishes.  The fresh air will invigorate the most tired cook, but most of all you’ll get the much needed blood flow back for proper digestion.

Follow this advice and you just might make it till dark without passing out in a food coma.

Above all, enjoy your holiday!


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