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All right! Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and for a lot of people around the country that means piling their plates high with lots of yummy food and desserts! It’s not the healthiest time of the year for a lot of us. So I have three tips to help you have a healthier Thanksgiving!

 

1. Work out on Turkey Day! My first tip is to work out on Thanksgiving day. There are several events around the country, if you want to get out and have a great time working out with other people. I know that if you’re in the Dallas area there’s something called Turkey Trot that you can participate in if you’re a runner. If running is the last thing on your mind that’s okay! You can use one of the Beachbody programs, whichever one is your favorite. if you’re going out of town be sure to pack it with you. If you’re staying home you already have all those resources, so get up, get your workout in, so that way the whole day is not just lying around and eating!

 

2. Eat a little of everything! Speaking of eating, number two is, get a little bit of everything! And I stress, a little bit of everything. I know that a lot of us have our favorite foods on Thanksgiving, whether it’s turkey, dressing, or the cranberry sauce or the yams or the pumpkin pie—I can go on and on and on! But make sure that you just get a little bit of everything, so you can try everything but you’re not putting yourself into a food coma. And also remember there is such a thing as leftovers, so you don’t have to eat everything at one time! Eat little meals, and you can go back for more later, maybe after the football games. But try not to gorge yourself and eat that huge meal!

 

3. Give thanks! And tip number three is to actually give thanks. You may think, “What does this have to do with health?” Well, it’s actually good for us to give thanks! It’s good for our mood and our health. It’s called contentment, looking at what we already have as opposed to what we don’t have. Take some time whether it’s out loud with family, or whether you’re jotting it down in a journal, and really reflect on what you’re thankful for right now. Don’t lose sight of your goals and your “why” on those things you’re working to change, but always remember we have tons to be thankful for right now! I’m thankful for all of you out there that continue to follow my blog and my posts, and I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

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