How To Eat Healthy This Thanksgiving
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How To Eat Healthy This Thanksgiving

Have Your Pie and Eat It Too!

How To Eat Healthy This Thanksgiving
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When I think "Thanksgiving" I think of my family and friends, of course, but also on my mind are pies, casserole, turkey and mashed potatoes. Usually, Thanksgiving day consists of me eating enough calories to sustain an army for a week, and completely ruining my diet and exercise routine. Since it's the holidays, we all want to have our cake and eat it too! So here are a few tips I'm going to be following to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, but also not completely fly off my healthy eating track.

Have more meat and veggies but less carbs and sugar.

It's Thanksgiving, and eating a little bit of everything is SUPER important, especially when your aunt is giving you that dangerous glare that means "try my pie or else!" You definitely don't want to deal with that. So, eat some of everything, but try to eat a majority of meat and veggies, and just a small portion of desserts and carbs.

Drink a lot of water!

No matter how much you try to cut down, there's gonna be some extra calories going through your body. Drinking a lot of water after and before a meal will help to flush the excess food out of your system.

After dinner coffee or tea.

Coffee and tea are both diuretics, which means they will flush your system! This will also help to flush out excess food from your body.

Everything in moderation.

It is crucial to enjoy time and food with your friends and family this coming week. Thanksgiving comes with a lot of eating, but don't worry! Try to eat in moderation, a little bit of everything will go a long way and be very fulfilling.

Don't despair.

Truth is, you're gonna break your diet. But what's a diet without a cheat day?! Keep going with your exercise and diet routine after Thanksgiving, and you'll be fine! One day is NOT going to make or break your goals.


The most important thing about Thanksgiving is appreciating and loving the people in your life and the things you're lucky enough to have. Enjoy the people in your life and the delicious food they make and bring, and relax!

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