Behold, the season of all the good food is upon us.
I've spoken to so many of you about what your biggest health struggle is over the holidays, and inevitably, food is a huge one. You feel like you undo all of your hard work throughout the year in these last few months, only to start the new year off with new plans of getting your health in order again. And the majority of us stay on the cycle for our whole lives. Sound familiar?
I want you to feel like this year is different. Instead of throwing all caution to the wind and waiting for the new year to roll around, I want to help you find your prefect balance of feeling on track and still enjoying the heck out of those yummy holiday dishes.
That's why you should make sure to incorporate these healthy hacks into your Thanksgiving to survive the holiday as well as the others just around the bend.
Tip #1 - Walk if off
Instead of just lounging all day waiting for the big meal to arrive on the table, go for a walk. Actually, my favorite way to start Thanksgiving day is with a morning walk. It helps to set the tone for the day and feels great to start the day with some fresh air. In fact, involve your relatives and make it a family affair by taking a long stroll after the big meal, as well. Not only is it relaxing and good quality time, but it will also help you digest your food better.
Tip #2 - Eat your Breakfast
You may think you're heading things off at the pass by not eating breakfast, however by the time you get to that big Thanksgiving dinner, you'll be so hungry you'll likely overeat. Make a healthy breakfast choice, and have a hearty salad for lunch. It will keep your blood sugar balanced so you won't become too hungry, and you'll have made great choices all day and can indulge a little at Thanksgiving dinner.