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How to Eat Healthy During Thanksgiving

A family sitting at the dinner table ready to eat Thanksgiving dinner
The Thanksgiving dilemma is common for everyone trying to keep a healthy diet in the month of November. With all that delicious (and frankly, unhealthy) food around you, how do you enjoy a holiday all about eating while trying to stick to a responsible eating plan? You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your holiday for health. Luckily, The Gates of Owings Mills Blog has some tips for you to ensure that your Owings Mills, MD Thanksgiving can be both healthy and tasty.

Eat in Advance.

Starting with a healthy breakfast will go a long way towards your cause. After all, it’s the most important meal of the day! If you’re saving calories for the big meal, chances are you’ll actually end up eating way more calories than you would if you just ate on a normal schedule. Eat breakfast and make sure that you don’t walk into Thanksgiving on an empty stomach.

Pitch in.

If you’re not hosting Thanksgiving dinner, call your host and offer to bring something along with you. This will not only be super helpful to your host, but it will also ensure that you have something that fits your exact dietary needs. Plus, there’s a very high chance that you’re not the only person there who’s going to want a healthy option.

Enjoy Yourself

At the end of the day, what matters most is having a good time with family and friends. So enjoy yourself! Eating healthy is super important, but in the long run, one day won’t set back all of the progress that you’ve made. If you want another slice of pie, then go grab it! Dieting should never be a painful process; it should be fun and fulfilling. Don’t go too crazy, but also don’t sacrifice a fun day for a few less calories.

What kind of healthy eating tips do you have this holiday season? We found a couple more here that may also be helpful! Feel free to share with our apartment community what tricks you have. Thanks for taking the time to read our post this month at The Gates of Owings Mills Blog. Be sure to check back next month for some more holiday season hacks.