Healthy Tips for Thanksgiving

We are exactly 1 day away until Thanksgiving and the official start of the holiday season. Let’s celebrate with our family and friends and enjoy the next few weeks ahead as they will go by quickly. Make sure you slow down and enjoy every moment from now until the New Year. These are the most important moments of the year, focus on it and live it. But don’t forget to smile, relax and of course, exercise!

Do Not Sabotage your weight on Thanksgiving Dinner

  • Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or bringing a few dishes to share, make your recipes healthier with less fat, sugar, and calories.
  • Our bodies aren’t meant to handle 2,000-3,000 calories all at once and will store excess calories as fat.
  • Skipping breakfast and lunch is a sure recipe for overeating at the Thanksgiving table.
  • Before you fill your plate, survey the buffet table and decide what you’re going to choose. Then select reasonable-sized portions of foods you cannot live without.
  • Better to eat smaller amounts and drink lots of water throughout the day and really enjoy a healthful dinner.
    Control your portion sizes: Draw a 12-inch dinner plate in your mind and divide it into three-inch-sized circles with each one representing one food group: proteins, vegetables and starches. The key is to stay within your circle for each food group: If you like turkey and ham, fit a little of both in one circle.
  • Be active: Go for a bike ride, a long brisk walk, a run or spend at least one hour at your local gym to burn calories before the big Thanksgiving meal.
  • Be mindful of your alcohol intake: Mixed drinks tend to have high amount of concentrated sugar and quickly add empty calories. One glass of wine may be reasonable, but remember alcohol contains about 7 calories per gram, which makes it nearly twice as fattening as carbohydrates or protein.

Make sure to thanks your family, loved ones, and those who matter most on Thanksgiving!
Thank you all for what you do!

Committed to your success,
Stacy Papakostas

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