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10 Tips To Avoid Diet Disasters During Thanksgiving
A Time To Gather With Family, Give Thanks And Devour In The Most Delectable Dishes
Don’t skip meals leading up to Thanksgiving
Some people believe skipping meals will make it easier to consume more, but this leads to increased hunger, binge eating and depriving your body of necessary calories to convert to energy.
Just be conscious of what you eat. Cut out fatty foods and consume healthy alternatives.
There’s no such thing as eating healthy now to balance out bad meals later
Don’t assume eating salads and fruit gives you permission to indulge later. If you’re trying to lose weight and eat right, salads and fruit are a good choice.
Watch the servings of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.
Have a plan
It is a way to prevent making bad choices.
Choose healthier options, drink plenty of water which is good for you and will fill you up, and stop eating when your body feels satisfied. Skipping a meal here and there cannot be made up later.
Don’t compare yourself to others
Eat how you would, not how others do, but be aware of the nutritional value.
Learn to say no
This holiday is an opportunity for people to show off their cooking skills, so stay strong and find an alternative way to inform the host you’re serious about staying healthy.
Exercise doesn’t give you the right to eat poorly
Working out and exercise is great, but it’s never a pass to load up on bad food during the holiday to combat the indulgence.
Traveling for the holiday is no excuse
When traveling, pack a healthy meal before you board your flight or hit the road this holiday.
If you really commit to the steps, you can maintain a diet and even lose weight by keeping it healthy at the holidays.
Keep in mind healthier options are just as delicious. The key is to enjoy the holiday by surrounding yourself with loved ones and being thankful for all that you have.