Holiday Health Tips

This month, I’m excited to share a few quick tips to help you stay healthy this Thanksgiving and the entire holiday season!

Eat breakfast. Eating in the morning will jump-start your metabolism and help your body efficiently process meals for the remainder of the day. Make sure to also keep your blood sugar stable throughout the day. This will prevent overeating at dinner time.

Use a realistic plate. Just because it’s a holiday does not justify eating off of a plate that is three times larger than what dinner plates normally look like. Keep your portion sizes similar to what they are on a day-to-day basis.

Stay present. Distractions can cause us to continue eating beyond our body’s cues. Take a second to check in with your body to see how you are feeling. One of my favorite practices is: “Eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full.” It’s a simple message but one that is very important. Make sure to listen to what your body is telling you!

Hydrate. Staying hydrated will help you moderate eating during mealtime. Dehydration can trigger your brain into thinking you are hungry instead of just being thirsty. Hydration also plays an important role in digestion.

Walk it out. Go on a long walk after any big meal. Exercise will help your stomach relax to process and digest food more efficiently. Fresh air always feels good anyway!

Do you have some great tips you would like to share? I’d love to hear from you and share your tips with our readers in next month’s blog! Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season!

In Good Health,

Valerie Douglass, DTR

Mary’s Gone Crackers

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