Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Eating Turkey Without Feeling Like One

In just two days, most of us will be gathering around the table for our Thanksgiving meal with our family. That likely means turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and lots of other foods. With so much around the table, how are you supposed to enjoy it all without feeling like you're just as stuffed as the turkey itself?

First of all, don't feel like you have to pile your plate high and try everything! If you DO want to sample most of it, do just that: take SAMPLE sizes. A little bit of this and that is fine; or just focus on your favorites. Eat leisurely and enjoy! Watch some football while you space out your eating a little bit.

Secondly, don't laze around! Keep moving a little bit. Play with the kids in your family, walk around/chat with someone, or help clean up the kitchen. Find something to do that's active as well as stimulating. Enjoy your time with family and make some memories while you're at it!

Lastly, don't feel bad for enjoying any of it! Whether you're dieting or not, it's great to have a temporary break and not worry about "forbidden" foods. Some of our favorites only come once a year, so allow yourself the pleasure of eating it; but don't overdo it!

Grace and peace to you, my friends! I hope you enjoy this wonderful week! We all have a lot to be thankful for! I know I do! Be infused! God bless you!

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