Healthy Eating Tips
Toss the Turkey Skin
As soon as you grab a slice of turkey, trim off the skin. Though delicious, the skin is very high in fat — and not the good kind. Toss the skin before you even start eating. If you leave it on your plate, you may eventually be tempted to nibble.
Eat Before Dinner
Don’t deprive yourself before your Thanksgiving dinner. Eat a hearty breakfast and lunch complete with in-between snacks throughout the day. If you show up at dinner starving, you'll be more likely to overeat and your body will have a harder time digesting the heavy meal.
Eat Plenty of Vegetables
Before reaching for turkey and potatoes, fill two-thirds of your plate with vegetables of all colors. Healthy veggies will fill you up and keep you from indulging in unhealthy food.
Drink Lots of Water
Drink plenty of water before and during your meal. Not only does your mind often interpret thirst as hunger, but water will help your stomach stay full and keep you from overeating. Plus, you won’t pack on any of the additional calories soft drinks and other beverages can add to your meal.
Leave the Dinner Table After Eating
Once you’re done eating, leave the table. The entire dinner party should move to another room to chat and spend time together. Hanging out around the table may tempt you to snack on some leftovers.
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