Thanksgiving Tips for Eating
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
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First and foremost - Happy Thanksgiving Day! Today promises to be a day of rejoicing as we take time out to be thankful for all things good - so it's important to avoid being bad as we pick and choose the things that we'll be putting into our tummies today. (No kidding Dick Tracy....)
Today we'll be eye to eye with some of the most boss desserts and entrees that abound - from grandma's pumpkin pie to the local bakery's awesome cheesecake.
Enjoying Holiday Food in Moderation
And it's totally okay to enjoy - as long as it's enjoyed in moderation. Yeah, yeah - I know it isn't going to be easy. Never is. But it also isn't fun hopping onto your scales a day or two after Thanksgiving to discover you've hit the Weight Gain Jackpot.
Even though we think we can slide those holiday goody calories past our bodies without experiencing weight gain - the body is much smarter than we think it is.
Sad to say - every calorie counts - so please count every calorie. Of course, no need to go ape - to the point that you're making the day miserable rather than as it was intended - relaxed and fun.
So on that note, enjoy a bit of this and a bit of that.
Tips for Curbing Eating During the Holidays
Take Time to Savor Each Bite of Food, Each Sip of Drink
Remember our #1 Tip - EAT SLOWLY! Enjoy each and every bite. You're not going to a race. That turkey isn't going to get up from the table and trot off.
Take Time for a Leisurely Walk
Speaking of trot - taking a brisk or even a casual walk after your meals today will help keep your metabolism in full swing while of course, work to burn off a few extra calories.
And please don't eat so much that you'll need to walk from New York to Denmark to burn off all those excess calories that you've 'accidentally consumed.
Keeping Lost Weight Off Permanently
On that note, I'm going to share a little secret with you. If you're a frequent reader of Diet Bites you are aware that I lost over 100 pounds more than a decade ago - and I've kept every ounce off.
But that's not the secret. The secret is..... even though I lost all those unwanted excess pounds, it's not to say that I'm not tempted whenever I'm around food - particularly at 'traditional feasting' times.
It's difficult at best - BUT I've got on my game face and the only way that I'll gain weight today is if I allow such - and that's something that I'm just not going to allow. Is it going to be easy? Naw - it never is.
But it's better than the alternative - Weight Gain.
So do your best - enjoy the holiday - don't go overboard with those goodies and I hope that it's the best Thanksgiving Day yet for you, your family and friends!
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