Today I want to write a “How to Deal” post on Thanksgiving dinner. We all look forward to this day for the food. Turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and boatloads of gravy. Don’t forget an array of pies including the top favorites, pumpkin and apple. What’s not to love?
Well, if you have been working to improve your diet then you might feel apprehensive about dinner. What do you eat, not eat, drink or not drink? It all can feel overwhelming. But, I created the simple solution to this never-ending debate.
Don’t over-analyze one meal. Eat or drink whatever you feel comfortable eating and drinking and be aware of your limit.
Not only is it silly to over analyze, but everyone deserves to enjoy one cheat meal. Now, I’m not recommending to eat twice your weight in pumpkin pie but don’t have a piece because you don’t want to cheat on your new diet.
Other articles often suggest “portion control,” but let’s think realistically. No one wants to be told what to do because naturally, you won’t follow through. Strict rules on what you can and cannot eat discourage people. One meal isn’t going to make or beak your healthy lifestyle.
If you want to eat two servings of stuffing or overindulge in apple pie, go for it. But, if you want to set a limit to how much you eat and drink then by all means, do it. No article should tell you how to enjoy a holiday meal effectively. You should choose what you feel is most comfortable and realistic regarding your diet.
I hope this helped bring some relief to anyone who is secretly dreading Thanksgiving because they’re worried about their diet. Just relax and enjoy yourself. Believe me, you deserve it. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day and as always, I will talk to you all soon. Bye!