by Jamie Brook, Health Coach and Peak Fit Pro
Thanksgiving is a special day to spend with family and friends and give thanks, but what most of us relate Thanksgiving to is the feast. Many of our thanksgiving meals consist of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Put all of those food together and you have a buffet of excess calories and fat. Most Thanksgiving meals consist of 1500-6000 calories! Many people also consume extra with before dinner snacks, beverages and after meal snacking.
A big key to healthier eating at Thanksgiving is mindful eating, knowing exactly what you are putting on your plate and in your mouth. Thanksgiving dinner is a special occasion, so you do not need to shy away from eating, just be aware! Here are some tips to keep you on track for a healthier Thanksgiving: Read the tips in our newsletter!