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How to Eat Healthy During Thanksgiving

Family, pumpkin pie, creamy mashed potatoes, and holiday cocktails are absolutely part of our Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving is a great time that gathers families and friends together, around the table, feeling blessed. Thanksgiving food doesn’t always need to be “bad,” and we can find nourishment while trying to keep traditional recipes. Take this time and enjoy the real meaning of Thanksgiving while actively working to reverse any health issues or maintain an optimal diet — and not just sabotaging your weight and health. So lets learn how to eat healthy during Thanksgiving. 

Are You Gluten Free?
The main gluten source is in grains, including wheat and rice. This means that you should be very careful about how you can eat healthy during Thanksgiving as you plan menu ideas that may contain wheat flour (e.g., use arrowroot starch, almond flour or coconut flour). As for the dairy products, you should avoid cow’s milk and opt to try a for full-fat coconut milk or almond milk that is much healthier and contains less fat. As for oil replacement for cooking, try coconut or olive oil instead of butter.
Get food directly from farmers

The general consensus is that purchasing from a local farm is healthier and more natural – and this is true. Source from local farmers and and not only can you find everything you need for your holiday meal, but you are also helping to sustain a local business.

Drink Alcohol in Moderation

One glass of wine is absolutely fine – but remain mindful of how much alcohol you consume.  There is nothing wrong with drinking in moderation, but too much alcohol can quickly add up,  filling your body with empty calories. There are many other drinking options that can cheer us up this holiday such as a sparkling water with cranberry and lime or how about some warm apple cider with a cinnamon stick to keep the chill away.

Stick to healthy Portion

You don’t have to eat full hands to feel sick later. You can try a bit of everything that you find interesting. The best is to start with veggies followed by meat, starches and some dessert at the end and limit your calories to no more than 600 (which is 50% more than the average calories per meal).

Eat more Greens

Vegetables are your best choice to stay on the healthy track. Increase your green dishes compared to all of those starches. Vegetables keep you lean and full and have so many additional benefits for your body! 

Thanksgiving is not just about eating, but it could be a motivation to shift your health  as the end of the year comes to a close. Begin your holiday season with healthier food choices so your transition into the new year will start as a healthier, happier, you!

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Chen is a Functional Nutrition expert consultant,  leading authority on weight management, women’s health and gluten sensitivity. She is a clinician, public speaker, educator and Amazon Best Seller author of “What If Gluten Free Is Not Enough – The Balanced Diet”.

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