1) Eat a good breakfast Thanksgiving morning. Don’t make the mistake of ‘starving yourself out’, which will ensure you overeat and then some for the Thanksgiving meal.
2) Squeeze in a workout first thing in the morning, even if you’re heading out to travel or straight into the kitchen to prepare the festive meal. Plank poses, push ups, wall sits, reverse crunches. Finish off with Dr. Douillard’s 1-minute meditation. I use this daily and it’s literally 1-minute, repeat as needed!
3) Focus on a non-food tradition or create new ones. Teach traditions or have a fun activity for kids in your family or new guests.
4) If you plan to drink alcohol during the day, start with a big glass of water before you do, add fresh lemon and cucumber for a refreshing twist. Alternate water with your adult beverages and limit to 2.
5) Eat small portions of your favorite holiday dishes – the first two bites always taste the best. Stick with this method so you can sample each and not over-do it.
Remember the true intention of this holiday is to give thanks for all the blessings in your life. Focus on the traditions and the people in your life that you love and share with them why you are grateful to have them in your life.
I wish you all a wonderful, safe, and savory Thanksgiving this year and always.