Happy Thanksgiving 2018!

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Thanksgiving week is here and that means food, family & friends, and FUN ! Who doesn’t love a holiday dedicated to food?  Keep your healthy goals on track with some tips for a healthier Thanksgiving:

Don’t go to the Thanksgiving dinner hungry. We often eat faster and more when we are hungry – eat a healthy breakfast and lunch on that day to avoid overeating at dinner.

Be active before you eat! Start your day off feeling good with a little activity. Play outside with the kids, go for a walk, ride a bike etc. When you are sitting around for the rest of the night you will feel better knowing that you did some activity earlier in the day.

Portion Control. The holidays are full of great traditional food that we only eat once a year, so we tend to fill our plate like we are never going to eat it again for a whole year. Try to take a sampling size portion. Avoid seconds.

Veggies. Fill your plate with Veggies! Turkey dinner tends to be mostly brown or white in color….mix in some greens! Try to fill at least half your plate with some veggies.

Thanksgiving is about being thankful and enjoying family and friends. Don’t stress too much about the food and enjoy the day!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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