- Eat something before dinner–don’t forego breakfast or lunch in anticipation of the “big meal”.
- Make time for exercise–tossing the pigskin is just one idea.
- Socialize away from the food–it keeps the temptation to graze to a minimum.
- Make smart food swaps–milk for cream, sweet potatoes for mashed potatoes.
- Integrate new, healthier dishes with traditional favorites–roasted veggies, a fresh salad, or a fruit dessert.
- Use a smaller plate–it gives food a chance to settle before heading back for seconds (or thirds).
- Stay hydrated–water promotes a full feeling while helping body process the extra food.
- Stick with one dessert–select the best one and savor it!
- Don’t leave with leftovers–once again, it removes the temtation to graze.
- Ditch the guilt–it’s a once (maybe twice) a year endulgence. Enjoy it!
These tips are courtesy of MSN.com’s Fitbie. To see more, check out their link:http://fitbie.msn.com/slideshow/10-ways-have-healthier-thanksgiving
Do you have any tips to a healthier feast? We’d love to hear them!