Countdown to a Healthier Thanksgiving

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving feasting doesn't have to mean an end to your good intentions for a healthier diet. In fact, you can enjoy all the trimmings and still eat moderately healthy.

Brianne Morwood, RD, CD, Clinical Dietitian for Beloit Health System shares her Top 10 Countdown for a Healthier Thanksgiving.

Tip #10: Continue your normal eating schedule and avoid skipping meals to “save calories”.

Tip #9: Never go to an event hungry, as this can lead to overeating.

Tip #8: Avoiding sitting next to the food, as you are more likely to graze.

Tip #7: Use smaller plates and monitor portions-you can always go back for more.

Tip #6: Avoid being in the “clean your plate” club-the host will not be offended if you leave a few bites.

Tip #5:  Eat until you’re satisfied, not stuffed-leave that for the turkey.

Tip #4: Enjoy everything in moderation and avoid severe restrictions, as this can lead to overindulgence.

Tip #3:  Avoid excessive amounts of calorie dense beverages by having a glass of water between them.

Tip #2:  Bring your own healthy dish to ensure nutritious options are available.

Tip #1: Participate in stress relieving activities, such as physical activity, throughout the holiday season.

And if you're cooking this holiday - here's a list of ingredient substitutions that can help you cut the fat and calories without sacrificing the taste!

Follow this tips all throughtout the holiday season to feel you best and still enjoy yourself!


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