I know many of my fellow Sparkers are probably fretting about what they will eat today. My advice ? Don't Panic ! Enjoy your meal without any guilt. It's Thanksgiving, a day we are supposed to be grateful for what is on our plates.
One less than perfect day or weekend of eating WILL NOT make or break your healthy lifestyle. If you eat right five out of seven days this week, you're still doing better than the average American. Spark People isn't about deprivation. It's all about moderation.
Strategy for the day ? Try to be mindful. Try to watch your portion sizes. watch the appetizers and the cocktails. Those add up fast. Try to save yourself for the main meal. Load up on all those wonderful veggies !
Indulge, but don't over indulge too much. And if you do over indulge, don't beat yourself up. You are not a weak willed person or one that lacks self control because you ate too much. We're all probably going to be eating a little too much today. That doesn't make us bad people. A dieter is someone who would freak out over what they ate. Someone engaged in a healthy lifestyle, eats their food. logs their food and moves on. That's because they know they eat right most of the time.
You don't have to be perfect to be healthy. No need for guilt, not on a day we're supposed to be thankful.
Enjoy your meals ! Enjoy your pies ! Enjoy your time with your family.
Happy Thanksgiving !!