Gaining weight during the holiday season is a national pastime. Year after year, most peopleĀ pack on at least a pound (some gain more) during the holidays — and keep the extra weight permanently.

But Thanksgiving does not have to sabotage your weight.

Enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast. After all, being stuffed is a good idea only if you are a turkey! šŸ˜‰

Start your day with this tips in your head, so you wont regret at the end of the day………

While you might think it makes sense to save up calories for the big meal, experts say eating a small meal in the morning can give you more control over your appetite.

  • Start your day with a small but satisfying breakfast — such as egg whites with a bowl of oatmealĀ , or a bowl of whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk — so you won’t be starving when you arrive at the gathering.
  • EatĀ a nutritious meal with protein and fiber before you arrive takes the edge off your appetite and allows you to be more discriminating in your food and beverage choices.
  • Before you fill your plate, survey the buffet table and decide what you’re going to choose.
  • Fill your plate with small portions of holiday favorites that only come around once a year so you can enjoy desirable, traditional foods.

I suggestĀ to go for the protein and veggies first, then just get a taste of the rest, just a taste!!!!!

  • Skip the Seconds.
  • Try to resist the temptation to go back for second helpings.
  • Eating slowly, putting your fork down between bites, and tasting each mouthful is one of the easiest ways to enjoy your meal and feel satisfied with one plate full of food, experts say. Choosing whole grains, fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, salads, and other foods with lots of water and fiber add to the feeling of fullness.

and last but not least…..Don’t forget those alcohol calories that can add up quickly.

  • Have a glass of wine or a wine spritzer Ā (or) enjoy a glass of wine mixed with sparkling waterĀ or club sodaĀ this way you stay hydrated, limit alcohol calories, and stay sober.Ā šŸ˜›

For more tips on how to plan a healthy holiday season, Contact me @ 678-328-7662