The best time of year has come. The time to be surrounded by friends, family, and of course FOOD! Thanksgiving is definitely the most overwhelmingly delicious holiday, no doubt about it. The turkey, the stuffing, the everything in between, and the wine doesn’t hurt the process either ;)
All of this indulgence, though it may taste scrumptious, is not the best thing for our bodies. All of a sudden our pants are just a little tighter, and the hangover feels a little worse then usual; the classic signs of an epic Thanksgiving.
But, there are definitely a few little things we could all do to avoid those yucky feelings. Trust me, these are not dramatic or difficult or hinder your meal, but they might make that morning-after-bloat just a tiny bit lighter…
Tip Number One: Everything in Moderation
I know you slaved over that turkey, so the only logical thing to do would be to eat every last bite, but don’t! That first few bites will taste just as good as the last, if not better! If you size out your portions just a little bit better, it could make a world of difference at the end of that feast.
Tip Number Two: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint
From start to finish, this meal is going to seem as if it is never ending. There are at least 50 courses, each more delicious than the next. So, instead of overloading on each plate, think about the long-term goal. Definitely have a serving, (and make sure to compliment the chef) but realize that there’s tons more to come! If you have a sweet tooth like me, spare a few heavy appetizers, so you can enjoy later, without doing double the damage.
Tip Number Three: A Little Workout can go a Long Way
I know that morning can be a little hectic; you must be early to your grandmas because otherwise she will start calling every 6 minutes; but you have to remember to put your body first. Even if you wake up just a little earlier that morning to go for a brisk walk or do a quick ab video, it can make a world of difference. You’ll go into the meal feeling a little lighter, and you won’t feel nearly as guilty after you devour that last bite of pie.
I know everyone is so sick of hearing diet tips and tricks, because it’s the holiday of food, LET US HAVE IT! But, if you do feel like listening, these tips are super easy to handle, I promise.