All of us at Breast Reconstruction Associates, your breast reconstruction experts in Austin, TX, wishes you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving! You will probably indulge a bit during the holidays, and that’s okay. Try not to worry too much about it! How you eat during the holidays do not determine your health, how you eat the other days of the year does.
Here are some of our tips for a healthy and fit Thanksgiving.
1. Do not skip breakfast
Start Thanksgiving day with a hearty breakfast, like an egg omelet loaded with veggies or a hot whole grain cereal. Remember that ‘saving up’ calories for the Thanksgiving meal rarely works. You will most likely overindulge on belly busters like a big helping of mashed potato or a huge ladle of gravy.
2. Pitch in
Get in touch with the host and offer to bring something. If you find that one of the dishes is very unhealthy, offer to bring your own, healthy version.
3. Position yourself well
Don’t put yourself right in front of desserts. Position yourself somewhere else and indulge in other pleasures – warm smiles, a nice fire, the dance floor, good music. You will enjoy the gathering more, and you will like yourself a lot more when you wake up in the morning.
4. Know yourself
For a lot of people, there is a particular part of the meal that gives the most trouble. Some may have trouble resisting dessert. For others, it is alcohol.
For those who have a sweet tooth, formulate a strategy. If you love chocolate, enjoy it. However, if one bite tempts you to reach for more, it’s best to bring your own healthy dessert, like a sorbet or fresh raspberries. Or make sure to have a healthy dessert waiting for you at home as a reward for a job well done.
You can save your alcohol for the main meal. Stick with water at first. Or you can enjoy a half glass during with appetizers, and drink the rest during dinner. If you have a hard time stopping once you get started, it’s better not to start. Relish all else that the holidays have to offer instead – good food, great conversation, and nice memories.
5. Get moving
Take a nice walk in the morning. Invite people to go out for a nice neighborhood stroll after dinner. You can also plan some outdoor fun for the family, like a game of volleyball with the kids.
It’s a fact that eating good food takes center stage on Thanksgiving, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up on good health. For more tips on women’s health, don’t hesitate to call us at Breast Reconstruction Associates, your breast reconstruction specialists in Austin, TX.