Thanksgiving simply a wonderful holiday! Who doesn’t look forward to a day when we can relax, count our blessings and feast with loved ones?
But for those of us who must be careful with our diets, the day is also full of culinary temptations! Too many carbs from the mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, breads, and pies can wreak havoc on our blood sugar levels. For some, it can even be dangerous.
SIX SIMPLE TIPS
Here are a six simple but helpful tips to help you enjoy this holiday without too many setbacks to your health regimen.
- Don’t arrive ravenous to the table! Eat a healthy snack to hold you over till mealtime and drink a full glass of water at least 30 minutes before the big feast.
- Take good digestive enzymes with your meal to help your system handle the many combinations of foods and drink you’ll be having.
- Fill up on the healthy stuff: salads, green beans and turkey. So you don’t feel deprived, make an agreement with yourself or an accountability partner to enjoy the other special foods, as well, but to serve yourself smaller portions.
- Don’t overeat! No matter how healthy the food, overeating puts too much burden on our systems. We’ll feel content for the first ten minutes and then bloated and exhausted the rest of the event. That’s not healthy or fun!
- Nourish your relationships, not just your body! Thanks- Giving is also about acknowledging the special people, growth and blessings in your life! Reflect on these ahead of time and be prepared to bless others– including God– with your words of appreciation and encouragement. Everybody needs to know that they are special and loved.
- The day after Thanksgiving, drink at least 8 ounces of water throughout the day. Skip breakfast to let your body rest from all the feasting the day before. Take a long walk to get your circulation moving and enjoy a naps to help your body restore and repair.
All of us here at Healed, Healthy and Whole love and appreciate you! We wish you a blessed, safe, relaxing, and joyous Thanksgiving with your friends and loved ones, and look forward to connecting with you again soon!