Thanksgiving is known as an all-around feast, and it’s a celebration of family and traditions. But in the spirit of sticking to a healthier alternative, we wanted to offer a few tips for keeping consistent with your normal routines that still let you indulge in what you want to indulge in.
1. Make it a potluck.
A potluck dinner can be your best friend—or your worst enemy. If you’re hosting one, suggest what friends should bring to have a variety of healthy foods. If you’re attending one, ask the host if they need roasted veggies or something else that’s in your realm of your diet.
2. Stretch your leftovers.
Thanksgiving leftovers can get pretty stale, but having them for days afterwards can be really useful in your diet. Plus, leftovers are a way to stay in control and not eat during the day-of holiday meal. Start by using high-protein options like turkey as the base of your bowl, and fill it with all the veggie fixins for lunch. Ditch the cranberry sauce and gravy in place of a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
3. Taste test.
There’s no shortage of pies and cakes on Thanksgiving, but if you approach the dessert table as a taste test, you’ll be in the clear. Try a few of your favorites without overindulging or having to skip altogether.
4. Hydrate (on water!)
Food is the main focus, but we often forget to keep drinking throughout the day, too. Before the meal even begins, make sure to drink enough H20. Keep it handy throughout the meal, too, to stay full and switch between any other drinks.
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