Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Saving Yourself at Thanksgiving! Some Tips!

Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday of the year. What's not to love, lots of delicious food, family and close friends! However, many people go into food overload and get food hangovers from eating too much! It's difficult not to overeat when there is so much food on the table. I have a few suggestions to have a great holiday and not get sick!
  1. When making stuffing, be sure and do it outside of the bird. When the turkey stuffing is put inside the turkey all the fat drippings of the turkey end up in the stuffing. That is pure saturated fat and will create stomach pains!
  2. Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast. Starvation creates more hunger and you will end up eating more than your stomach can physically handle. Eating small meals a few hours apart will be much more satisfying and healthful. Start your morning with an egg and steel cut oats with some almonds to keep satisfied for hours or have some low fat cottage cheese or Greek yogurt with fruit and a few almonds.
  3. Drink plenty of water. Be sure and keep hydrated, especially if consuming alcoholic beverages.
  4. Take small tastes of everything that you desire. If Aunt Sarah's sweet potato pie isn't one of your favorites, move on to the things you really enjoy. Ask for a doggie bag if you can't finish everything you desire.
  5. Be sure to walk or get some exercise the morning of the holiday.
  6. Focus on socializing with the ones you love. Give thanks to be together and enjoy this wonderful holiday.
  7. For great holiday recipes that taste delicious and are healthy see my website at www.Mybnl.com or get my book Zone Perfect Cooking Made Easy.
  8. If you need help with the holidays email me at Gloria@Mybnl.com

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