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Top 10 Tips to Beat the Thanksgiving Overeating Blues!

Yes, Turkey Day is Just Around the Corner!

Keeping up with your workout routine and taking your supplements every day are important – But ensuring that you don’t overindulge during Thankgiving sometimes does more than spare your waistline – It helps continue the healthy eating habits throughout the rest of the holidays!

Here are a few tips to help avoid overeating at relatives (and even your own) Thanksgiving Feasts!

1 – Replace Sweet Potatoe caserole & Marshmellows with Baked Sweet Potato Fries 2 – Replace Stuffing with Whole Grain Rice 3 – Replace Butter and Heavy Cream in Mashed potatoes with Whole Milkand Low Fat Sour Cream 4 – Replace Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Bread 5 – Eat on a smaller plate, so that you don’t overload on helpings 6 – Drink a glass of water before every meal – Your body sometimes translates thirst as hunger 7 – Drink White Wines instead of Red, for less calories 8 – Serve roasted greens, like Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli and Asparagus – load up on greens 9 – Replace Creamed Spinach with Sauteed Spinach and Garlic 10 – Try Fresh Fruit and Low Fat Whipped Cream as a dessert to avoid guilty sweets

Remember – The holidays are about family, and the focus on food can simply be avoided by making a few healthy substitutions