Autumn is officially here which means goodbye bathing suits and HELLO oversized knits and jeans…..thank goodness! Of course we should still try and make those healthy choices but let’s be serious, it’s Thanksgiving and I AM GOING TO CHEAT.
Whether your family can sit comfortably at the table or your bumping elbows- the holidays always seem to bring an abundance of food to the table. Thus testing our self-control when it comes to food. Don’t get me wrong I am an advocate for maintaining a healthy lifestyle but at the same time I believe it is important to enjoy yourself. So try not to feel too guilty when you decide your stomach has room for seconds because there is more than enough time to hit the gym or skim back on the desserts after this weekend.
Here are a few tips to help with the Thanksgiving guilt:
1) Since there are usually lots of pre-dinner snacks, try and avoid things you can have all year round (candy, chips etc.)
2) When dinner is ready, fill your plate with the largest portions being vegetables and make those savory items a smaller helping
3) If your planning on having dessert but also feel like you have room for seconds, maybe stick with a second scoop of vegetables or a smaller piece of pie
4) Most importantly, enjoy your time with your family and friends because at the end of the day that is what Thanksgiving is all about
I am thankful for my family because I can always count on them for love and support!
What are you thankful for this year??
Ps. If we learned anything from Joey on “Friends” it was to stick to an elastic waist-band during Thanksgiving dinner :)