Thanksgiving Health Tips


Thanksgiving is right around the corner! One of the things I love about my job is asking my patients about their Thanksgiving plans and their holiday traditions. And, even though most of us associate Thanksgiving with family and friends, for many of us, Thanksgiving means food.

Here are Four Tips to help you have a Healthy Thanksgiving with credit to this article:

  1. Fruits and Vegetables: At least one third of your plate should consist of vegetables and fruits. This will help you control your hunger, while getting adequate nutrients.

  2. Use a Small Plate: Researchers from Cornell University found that a 30% reduction in plate size can lead to an average 30% reduction in food consumption

  3. Save Your Calories: Save your calories for your main Thanksgiving meal. Reduce complex carbohydrates, consume moderate fat, and focus on lean protein. If you are going regular exercising, then try not to skip, but also do not increase your exercise, as this may make you more hungry.

  4. Don’t Beat Yourself Too Much: Because this will give you more stress. The joy of eating with your family and friends will be so much more, if you are conscious that the food you’re eating is becoming a part of you.