A Healthier Thanksgiving

Published November 7th, 2017 by Dr. Markson

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and giving thanks for what we have in our lives. But it's also a Holiday that revolves entirely around food. If taking a nap after overindulging is part of your routine for Thanksgiving because you feel groggy and tired, you may want to try to change your routine up a bit with some of our suggestions. 

Don't Skip Meals to Save Room for Dinner: Breakfast is still the mort important meal of the day. Even on Thanksgiving. It might seem silly to eat a large breakfast when you know you have a huge dinner ahead of you. But eating something hearty in the morning will help keep your portions smaller on your dinner plate. I usually have a small veggie omelet or gruit with greek yogurt. 

Don't move from the dinner table to the couch: Go on a walk after dinner (even just 10 minutes) to help boost your energy. 

Substitute Healthy Alternatives: You don't have to change all your traditional dishes, but you can substitute a few and make your meal a bit healthier. Try mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes. Or make anything from scratch instead of using canned goods. 

These tips will keep you feeling thankful well beyond Thanksgiving!

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