As much as we all love the holidays, we dread the almost inevitable weight gain that comes from Thanksgiving. Here’s what to eat on Thanksgiving to stay healthy
With the holidays fast approaching, you’re likely looking forward to spending some quality time with the family. Gathering around the table and enjoying a massive feast is a time-honored tradition that warms your heart as much as it warms your belly.
But before you reach for that second helping of sweet potato casserole, there’s something you should know. As it turns out, most people gain between seven and 10 pounds throughout the holiday season, meaning it’s all too easy to reverse healthy progress you’ve made throughout the year.
Don’t worry, you can still enjoy a family feast without overdoing it! Here’s a quick guide on what to eat on Thanksgiving without gaining weight.
Load up on Veggies
If your Thanksgiving meal is anything like ours, it probably features dish upon dish of fresh, delicious roasted vegetables.
Well, we have some good news! You can eat as many delicious veggies as you’d like without any of the guilt as long as your veggies aren’t filled with additives like butter and salt.
From Brussels sprouts to green beans to salad, there are tons of tasty ways to fill up without filling out. And not only are baked or roasted veggies tasty, but they’re great for you, too.
Take sweet potatoes, for instance. A single serving of roasted sweet potatoes nets about 180 calories and is chock full of Vitamins A and C, as well as calcium.
Avoid Turkey Terror
Don’t worry, we’re not about to tell you to skip the turkey. In fact, turkey is one of the best possible things to eat on Thanksgiving.
Turkey is full of protein and Vitamin-B 6. When combined with a plate filled with veggies, you have yourself a healthy meal that tastes great, to boot!
Know What to Avoid
Unfortunately, not all Thanksgiving delicacies are as healthy as turkey or vegetables. As a result, there are a few foods you’ll want to avoid.
It’s easy to go overboard on alcoholic beverages, for instance. Try to stick to one or two drinks, as alcohol is filled with a surprising amount of sugar.
Sadly, gravy, stuffing, and canned cranberry sauce are two of the worst offenders, as well. While turkey isn’t quite the same without them, both are loaded with sugars and fat and are ultimately empty calories.
Dessert can be dangerous for those attempting to reduce the appearance of cellulite, too. Have fun and enjoy your pie, but try and take a smaller piece.
Though most Thanksgiving fare is loaded with tryptophan, a chemical that causes tiredness and fatigue, you’re encouraged to avoid a post-meal nap.
Instead, take a walk around the block with a family member. Moving after a meal is a great way to boost your metabolism and work off any extra calories you ingested.
Book Your endermologie® Appointment
It’s human to feel like you could tone up a little after indulging in delicious foods and wines all weekend. Especially when you still have family in town, it can be hard to keep up your usual workout regimen. It’s no holiday miracle that you can book an endermologie® treatment to help you get back to your pre-thanksgiving body. Extensive research has shown that body endermologie® helps to tone and improve the skin’s radiance, while reducing the appearance of cellulite, so you’ll be sure to be feeling great and refreshed after your post-thanksgiving treatment.
Backed by more than 145 studies, LPG® is the first device ever cleared by the FDA for the reduction in the appearance of cellulite. These studies have proven the following:
Results from the latest body technology scientific study1:
- 70% increase in fat release (lipolysis)
- 240% increase in collagen production activation (skin re-densification)
Final Thoughts on What to Eat on Thanksgiving
With these tips on what to eat on Thanksgiving, you can indulge in all of your favorites without going overboard or losing the progress you’ve made with regular endermologie® treatments.
If you’re interested in reducing the appearance of cellulite while looking younger and healthier, get in touch and inquire about endermologie® today.
1 LAFONTAN M.: Evaluation of the effects of LPG Technique on lipolysis and gene expression using respectively microdialysis and DNA microarray technologies. Clinical Investigation Center, Toulouse Hospital, France. Research Report 2009.