Thanksgiving sure did seem to sneak up on us quick this year! I can't believe it is already next week. I am so excited since we are hosting Thanksgiving and some of my family and friends are visiting us for a few days! I have always been a planner so I have been thinking ahead for awhile on what to do with everyone while they are here, what to eat, what to drink, etc. It is always important to me to stay healthy but I am also realistic, love good food and drinks, having a good time and just relaxing!
So how do I combine all of this together, especially during the holidays? I usually pick a few "special" meals, like Thanksgiving dinner, and maybe a night or two of going out, where I will eat whatever I want, but in moderation. The rest of the time I keep up my daily food habits. I also make sure to stay active. It might look a little different than normal but I still make sure to fit it in and invite my guests to join if they are interested. It is a little easy to spiral out of control in times like this but if you go in with a plan, you can stay ahead of the game! Here are some tips on how to implement healthy behaviors for yourself this Thanksgiving:
But all of this aside, it really is okay if you eat a little more indulgently than you desire on Thanksgiving. It's not a big deal, just pick back up where you would like to be at your next meal and move on. Enjoy yourself.
If stress is your main concern, make sure to carve out a few minutes to take care of yourself each day. If it is going on a walk/run, doing yoga, taking a bubble bath, reading a book or meditating, make sure you do it to stay sane...not only for yourself, but for others, lol! Need help meditating? Try downloading an app like Calm or Headspace!
Need more help than this? Check out my Balanced Eating + Workout Plan on Prepear and you will receive 6 weeks of menu plans for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and a workout guide - all to keep you healthy and sane throughout the holidays this year! Just need help with your Thanksgiving menu? Get it all planned for you for 8 people right here!
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I am a food loving, activity seeking health coach who resides in Franklin, TN with my husband and two sweet dogs (Lola & Penny).
I believe everyone should eat balanced and not cut food groups if you don't medically need to. All foods can fit in a healthy diet. Unfortunately, I have to avoid gluten and also limit myself with dairy, so my goal is to provide healthy, gluten-free/dairy-free recipes so EVERYONE can enjoy all foods, even if you do have to cut out certain food groups. My recipes are encouraged for everyone to eat, not just for those with sensitivities/allergies! Most of my recipes can be easily converted by using real dairy and whole-wheat in place of my allergy-free substitutes.
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