Turkey Day Tools!
Thanksgiving Day is here! The day brings family time
and warmth. It also brings food! Yum! The day has it usual turkey.
It also may have some of your family favorites. Read through these tips.
They may help you keep the day a healthy one.
Do not starve all day long to prepare for the big
meal. This hurts your body. It probably will not help you eat less. You
may have a smaller breakfast or other meal. Just make sure you don't skip
Try to balance your Thanksgiving plate. Try to fill
up most your plate with
veggies and fruit. Pick one starch for your plate (like potatoes or a
roll). Have a "deck of cards" size of turkey. Use a small amount of fats
like butter or gravy.
Eat your meal slowly. Listen to what everyone is
talking about. Join in the conversation. This will help you slow down your
meal. Make sure you remember to stop eating when you feel full. Remember,
there will be leftovers. You do not have to have all the good food now.
Pick only the things you like to eat. It may sound
silly. Eat only the foods you enjoy. Do not get stuffed on cranberry sauce
if you do not like it!
If you like everything to choose from, try to pick
really small portions of each. Try to put a bite or two on your plate of
all the different foods. This will give you the taste without getting too
Fill up your plate once. Do not have another helping
until it is a "leftover." This means that it is another meal.
Choose the white meat of the turkey. Also, ask for
the pieces without skin. Try to skip the gravy or use very little.
Be active! Ask your family to go on a walk after the
meal. Challenge your brother or sister to a football game. Get your body
moving. Get your heart beating faster.
Let yourself choose a high calorie food on your
holiday! It is okay to have dessert on special days. Just make sure you
don't carry the holiday by overeating over the next couple days!
Don't forget to serve yourself thanksgiving dinner
on a smaller plate! I will if you will!
Be thankful! You have worked hard to make your body
healthier. Your body is stronger from all your hard work!
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