Miami Accident Center wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Wishing you the simple joys of tradition, the company of good friends and family, and all the happiness of sharing a wonderful Thanksgiving.
The holidays are the most difficult time of year to eat healthily. Luckily, Miami Accident Center is here to help you with these six tips so you can enjoy your meal without increasing your waistline.
Eat Before Dinner
This healthy Thanksgiving tip will best prepare you for the table! Don’t deprive yourself before your Thanksgiving dinner. Eat a hearty breakfast and lunch complete with in-between snacks throughout the day. If you show up at dinner starving, you’ll be more likely to overeat and your body will have a harder time digesting the heavy meal.
Eat Plenty of Vegetables
Before reaching for turkey and potatoes, fill two-thirds of your plate with a rainbow of vegetables. Healthy holiday veggies will fill you up and keep you from indulging in less healthy foods.
Toss the Turkey Skin
As soon as you grab a slice of turkey, trim off the skin. Though delicious, the skin is very high in fat – and not the good kind. Toss the skin before you even start eating. If you leave it on your plate, you may eventually be tempted to nibble.
Drink Lots of Water
A quick festive season suggestion: Drink plenty of water before and during your meal! Not only does your mind often interpret thirst as hunger, but water will help your stomach stay full and keep you from overeating. Plus, you won’t pack on any of the additional calories soft drinks and other beverages can add to your meal.
Our healthy holiday advice? Limit the sweets! Aim for a teaspoon or two of cranberry sauce instead of drowning your turkey in it. This yummy treat is high in sugar so you should eat it in moderation. When it comes to dessert, you don’t have to avoid it altogether. If you’ve eaten a healthy meal, you can indulge in a slice of pie or small portion of ice cream. If you’re still craving more, continue eating fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way.
Leave the Dinner Table After Eating
The simplest pieces of healthy Thanksgiving advice? Once you’re done eating, leave the table. The entire dinner party should move to another room to chat and spend time together. Hanging out around the table may tempt you to snack on leftovers.
Dr. Dean M. Zusmer
Miami Accident Center Main Office Location: 2645 SW 37th Ave, Suite #503 Miami, FL 33133
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