Here are a few things you can do to ensure that Thanksgiving doesn’t entirely destroy your weight loss progress:
- Don’t fast before. If you skip breakfast and lunch in preparation for dinner on Thanksgiving, you’re probably going to overeat. Continue your regular routine of having a healthy breakfast, lunch and even your afternoon snack. This will help you to be able to practice portion control during the feast.
- Focus on veggies. Eat a salad, or load up on raw veggies like carrots and celery before you eat your main meal. This will help keep your appetite in check, and it will help you feel full as you approach dinnertime. Skip hors d’oeuvres entirely and opt for these kinds of healthy items instead.
- Watch out for fat content. There are foods that you’ll find on the Thanksgiving dinner table that are terribly high in fat, such as anything cream-based, as well as things like gravy. Avoid these kids of dishes. Most casseroles are going to fall into this category.