I look forward to Thanksgiving above all other holidays every year. That’s why I would never tell you to avoid the family dinners and holiday buffets to sit home and wallow in a bowl of brown rice and steamed veggies.
If you’re watching what you eat, surviving Thanksgiving is all about your approach. So don’t wave the white flag of defeat in the face of the first round of cornbread stuffing. No, it’s all about being proactive…and by that I don’t mean wearing a pair of elastic pants to dinner. Take that healthful frame of mind you’ve been exercising lately to dinner with you alongside your apple crisp.
Here are 10 tips for surviving Thanksgiving—without the excess calories…
1. Make Breakfast Hearty and Nutritious
Begin Turkey day with a healthful, nutritious breakfast that is low in calories and fats, but high in soluble fiber to ward off early-afternoon snack attacks. Soluble fiber in oatmeal will keep you fueled and energetic until lunchtime. So try a ½ cup of quick oats with some fresh berries and plain, non-fat Greek yogurt.