Most everyone feels guilty after a Thanksgiving holiday meal. With a little planning your meal can be healthy and happy.
- Eat a small protein snack before going. With meals starting often times in mid-afternoon people are hungry. Make sure to eat something at your regular meal times so you aren’t starving when your meal arrives.
- Fill up half your plate with green vegetables. This will help to fill you up and keep your intake of fatty food to a minimum.
- Turkey is lower in calories so fill up on turkey.
- Watch the gravy, gravy is high in fat. Use gravy sparingly.
- Eat slowly. To eat slowly you need to make sure you aren’t hungry, going back to rule number 1.
- One bad meal doesn’t spoil everything. One Thanksgiving meal is on average 3000 calories. This is the equivalent of less than one pound. Many people say in their head they they’ve blown their diet and keep eating poorly, and as a result they gain all the holiday pounds because they feel they have failed. Don’t let guilt keep you from eating well.