Thanksgiving Tips and Recipes

With a big feast day in our midst, we wanted to review some of our top holiday tips to keep you sane, smiling and satisfied. We are also sharing few of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes below. Enjoy!

Maintain your normal eating routine. We can promise you this: starving yourself up until the meal, with the intention of saving up your calories, will backfire!

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Bring a healthy (but supremely tasty) dish. If you are not hosting, offer to bring an appetizer such as fresh vegetables and a rockin’ healthy dip (like this one). It’s likely that others will appreciate this as well, and at the least, you can prove that healthy can be yummy too.

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Resist peer pressure. If you need to be on a strict regimen for one reason or another, be prepared for well meaning friends who may tempt you to “have just one drink” or “you must try one of these!” Congratulate yourself for resisting (if that is your choice) and realize that you are taking good care of yourself. If this resonates with you, be sure to read our article on “Eating to Please.”

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Practice conscious eating.  Make sure to taste and appreciate ALL the food you eat. We so often plow through our food and forget to actually taste it. So chew your food slowly and take your time. Sounds simple, but most people in social situations do not do this.

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Keep in mind – it’s just one day. If you overdo it a bit, don’t panic! No one day can derail a healthy eating plan unless you let it. Wake up Friday and whip up a smoothie, chia pudding, upgraded oatmeal or another fabulous breakfast and move on with your day – no guilt attached.

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