Friday, 5 October 2012

Happy Thanksgiving; enjoy but don't set yourself back

I always love thanksgiving, almost as much as Christmas. The time we spend with family, the laughter of cousins playing together and of course THE FOOD!
I try hard but lets be honest it is a holiday and there will be special treats, deserts and usually more alcohol that most week-ends. There are ways to still stay on track though, here are a few tips to keep in mind this thanksgiving:
1) aim for 2/3 of your dinner plate to be filled with protein & veggies
2) if you plan to have some wine, consider that your carbs for the meal
3) GET MOVING! Use the time off and go for a family hike, run or bike ride
4) be smart with you cooking/baking. Make foods that are low in fats & sugars but high in taste
5) take some time to reflect on what we are celebrating this week-end. We are truly blessed to be in this country and all the freedoms we take for granted. Let those around you know how much you appreciate them.

Have an amazing turkey week-end and drink LOTS of water!


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