It’s Thanksgiving week and while it’s a week to give thanks, it can also be a week to lose sight of your health. It’s easy to sit around the television watching parade footage and football. Oh, and all the eating, too!
So we’ve come up with some pretty fun and simple ways to be mindful and stay healthy while giving thanks.
Up early? Go for a walk or run to enjoy some pre-festivities alone time, or grab your favorite second cousin to catch up. If you’re a bit more competitive, get a group of family or friends together for some flag football.
Make sure to drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated. Not drinking enough H2O could spark hunger pangs, which may actually be thirst.
Don’t fill up on appetizers!
Cheese and crackers can happen any day of the year. Save your appetite (and calorie consumption!) for dinnertime.
Use a small plate!
Stick all those Thanksgiving sides on a smaller plate. Research shows it’ll help you eat 22 percent fewer calories, while a bigger plate of food may be wiped clean, even if you’re not all that hungry.
The holidays shouldn’t be about restricting certain foods—just try to enjoy them in moderation!