1. Focus on FUN and not just food. Start a new family tradition, like an active game or even a board game. Take charge of activities that don't involve food.
2. Get moving. The more active you are, the less likely you are to over indulge. AND if you do, at least you're burning more calories. I suggest working out first thing Thanksgiving Day before you get distracted. Then try and go for a walk, shoot hoops or play catch or tag after your big meal.
3. Stock up with healthy choices! Nuts, hummus, fruits and veggies are all great grab and go foods. Even start freezing your healthy dinners. The more you are filled up with good foods, the less junk you will indulge in.
4. Be picky. Not something you always hear, right? I suggest that you don't need to try everything. Only try the foods you most want. Portion control gets out of control when we think we have to try everything. I personally save my extras for wine and pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream or coconut cream :)
5. Count your blessings. Allow yourself some time to be thankful for all your blessings. If this year was especially hard for you, be sure you have some quiet reflection time. Acknowledging our feelings helps us to not eat our feelings.
PS. It's not to late to join our Healthy Holiday Challenge group. It's the last Challenge of the year and it's the support group we ALL need (me included) to give us the energy to feel our BEST. (Oh and fitting into the littlest black holiday dresses) You can do this!
Wishing you all a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. I'm beyond grateful that you've let us into your life and I promise you a lot more healthy goodness to come from our end. Looking forward to working with many of you the next few weeks on sticking to your goals for 2017! I'm thankful for the gift of health and the opportunity to use it as my platform to connect with so many of you. God Bless you and your families.