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Thanksgiving Survival Tips

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

THANKSGIVING SURVIVAL TIPS

Itís so easy to go crazy on Thanksgiving day. And if it is just one day, then it isn't that big of a deal. However, that one day turns into two, then three, then six pounds! Donít let that happen to you.
Here are several suggestions to help you moderate your day.

*Take it slow, start the day with a supportive breakfast. A good protein source and a complex carbohydrate will keep you energized for the morning.
*Eat a little every three hours. Avoid sugary and carb heavy items. *Stick with a good protein source and veggies.
*When the turkey hits the table, avoid piling food on your plate. *Take a little of each item and enjoy! Save room for a little desert. You donít have to eat the whole pie, have a taste and leave some for the rest of the family.
*You should never feel like you need to unbutton the top button on your pants. You should feel satisfied but not stuffed (like the turkey).
*After the meal, take a walk with the family around the block. Itíll help digest the food and keep the blood flowing. The dishes will wait.

Of course, what do I know - we're going CAMPING!

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NEVERORNOW 11/20/2012 7:11PM

    Great suggestions! DH and I are having dinner at Cracker Barrel. Great food, no work, and no tempting leftovers.

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POOKASLUAGH 11/20/2012 11:58AM

    I have to say, I'm really glad I'm not a fan of traditional Thanksgiving pies. Bleagh. So at least that's one thing I don't have to worry about.

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SDLEE514 11/20/2012 11:47AM

    great tips! we always take a walk to digest, its one of my favorite traditions actually

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