5 Quick Thanksgiving (Holiday) Diet Tips

So let’s face it. No one wants to think “diet” this week.  Thanksgiving and the holidays are all about enjoying a decadent meal with friends and family. But what if you could enjoy your meal without feeling deprived or feeling the guilt?
Here are 5 Quick Thanksgiving Diet Tips on how to have your cake (or pie) and eat it too!
  1. I know it sounds crazy but eat before you go. A high protein snack or shake before you head out to that holiday meal will help curb your appetite. Don’t arrive to the thanksgiving table starving! At that point there is no hope for making sound choices or getting full with a reasonable amount of food.
  2. Fill half your plate with greens. Eat what you desire but if you commit to half green you will fill up with healthy and low cal veggies which will make you less likely to overeat the (yummy) but not so good stuff.
  3. Top off your meal with a hot tea or sparkling water before going for seconds. These drinks can’t be guzzled and will slow you down. By the time you’re done you will realize that you are full and will be more likely to pass on seconds.
  4. Start your day with activity. Take a walk, head to the gym or download a yoga or aerobic video. Studies show that when you start the day with a healthy behavior, you are more likely to make healthy choices throughout the day.
  5. Lastly, enjoy your food and be kind to yourself. Sometimes we chose to indulge. Do it knowingly. Mindfully. Then let it go. Tomorrow is a new day!
Wishing you a happy and healthy thanksgiving!
Dr. Adrienne Youdim MD FACP
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Dr. Adrienne Youdim

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