Top 5 ways to have a healthy but tasty Thanksgiving meal
With Thanksgiving around the corner and so many stories about people not eating healthy and complaining later that they ate so much we teamed up with Virta Health to bring you the Top 5 surprising ways to have a sugar-safe (and guilt-free) Thanksgiving meal.
Virta Health is an online specialty medical clinic that helps patients reverse type 2 diabetes without surgery or medication—contrary to popular belief, high fat and low carb is the way to go.
Here are our 5 ways to have a healthy but tasty Thanksgiving meal:
#1: SUBSTITUTE HEALTHIER VERSIONS OF CLASSIC FAVORITES
Rather than trying to avoid foods you love, concoct low-carb alternatives, like mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes, or sugar-free pecan pie.
#2: DON’T TRY TO PUSH AWAY YOUR URGES
You can’t control your cravings, but you can control your reaction—so notice and accept the urges, since ignoring or suppressing them will make them even stronger.
#3: TAKE A BREAK HALFWAY THROUGH YOUR MEAL
Check in with yourself, and note how you’re feeling emotionally and physically, especially how full you feel. If you don’t stop to pay attention, you can be unaware of what your body is trying to tell you.
#4: GO EASY ON THE ALCOHOL
Intoxication makes it harder to resist food urges and temptations, so drink a full glass of water between drinks to mediate its effect.
#5: NEVER SHAME YOURSELF
If you slip up, don’t self-shame—that will only lead to giving up and eating more. Instead, take deep breaths, actively comfort yourself, and focus on what you want to happen next.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!