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BB – Nov 15 2023

November 15, 2023

Healthy Eating Tips for the Holidays

What’s On Your Thanksgiving Table?

We all love a nice family get together with time to enjoy a home cooked meal. We love a good stuffed turkey, but this Thanksgiving let’s not get over-stuffed ourselves.

Here are a few tips and tricks to watching your Thanksgiving dinner consumption:

  1. Use a smaller plate = smaller portion sizes. Limiting yourself is not always a bad thing, but using this method could help you to not overeat.
  2. Watch your consumption of turkey! Eating the white meat is the healthier option, but eating too much turkey in general will release tryptophan which will turn into serotonin and result in fatigue and tiredness.
  3. Let’s talk about side dishes! Substitute where you can for example, mashed sweet potato versus regular mashed potatoes. This also applies to the stuffing, you can’t go wrong with a great stuffing, however, limiting yourself to a smaller portion will help you not become over-stuffed yourself! Limit the amount of carbs you are consuming for example, not overeating the dinner rolls. Indulge on vegetable options to help curve those typical Thanksgiving cravings.
  4. Lastly, desserts. Choosing healthier options on your spread will help curve those sweet cravings, for example, providing plenty of fruit, or substituting out the butter in recipes for applesauce or an oat supplement if applicable.

Most importantly, enjoy the holiday with your family, friends, and loved ones!


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