How to Make Healthy Choices at Thanksgiving
Crisp air, changing leaves and chilly mornings have arrived: fall is here! That means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This special holiday is a wonderful time to celebrate your loved ones, the blessings in your life and also, good food! This can be stressful when you are trying to make healthy choices. Here are a few tips on how to balance a happy and healthy holiday:
- Stay hydrated
Drink lots of water before and during dinner to stay hydrated. This will keep you feeling your best and also keep you full so you don’t overindulge on less healthy options. It will also prevent a wine hangover the next day!
- Fill your plate with veggies
There are always tons of vegetables on the table at Thanksgiving: roasted carrots, sweet potatoes and beans galore. Fill up with fibre and nutrients by packing half of your plate with yummy veggies. Another great option is to replace the usual ranch or other less healthy veggie dip with hummus! This great option will give you a gram of protein and only 25 kcal per 1tsbp serving.
- Get in the right mindset
It is not sustainable to always eat a perfectly “clean” diet. Plan ahead and make healthy food, exercise and lifestyle choices in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. This way, you won’t feel guilty about indulging! Fully enjoy that second piece of pie and go easy on yourself.
- Plan for a Fall Hike
Get outside to keep your body moving and calories burning as you will likely be eating a few more calories than usual. Enjoy the fall air and the beautiful scenery while getting a workout in! Check out this list of stunning fall hikes: