1.Enjoy your friends and family.
While Thanksgiving certainly is a holiday about eating, food is just part of the festivities. It’s a time to acknowledge all that we have to be thankful for, and to appreciate the people we care about. Studies have shown that social connections are essential for health and longevity. So do your best to put your petty grievances aside, relax and set the stage for a joy-filled, low-stress holiday season.
2. Roundify your Thanksgiving menu.
If you’re cooking, be sure to prepare plenty of nutrient-filled, anti-aging foods for your feast. If you are a guest supplying food, bring a healthy dish or two. Consider serving a humanely raised, organic, free range heritage turkey.
3. Eat without over-stuffing yourself.
Eat slowly, and enjoy every single bite. Before going for seconds, remember that one of the best things about Thanksgiving is the leftovers!
4. Drink water to keep hydrated.
This will help your digestion and can even keep you from overeating. Limit the adult beverages to one or two, and opt for wine rather than hard liquor.
5. No guilt allowed if you pig out!
Guilt gets you nowhere, so stop, unbuckle your belt, and enjoy your company. Then wake up the next day and take a walk, go for a run, jump on a rebounder, skate outside or in a rink, workout in a gym or any other activity that revs up your heart and sweatiness. Then have a turkey sandwich for lunch, and be thankful for everything around you.