Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

The holidays are here and in addition to being the busiest travel time of the year, it’s also the busiest feasting time. KLBK’s Brittany Escobar shows us how to stay healthy during the Thanksgiving holiday with a few easy tips.

Turkey, dressing, casseroles and more.

The aromas of Thanksgiving only days away.

“It’s just one day out of the year,” said Covenant’s Jamie Cogliandro, “On Thanksgiving we typically have quite the feast on that day.”

She says it’s ok to indulge, but there are a few healthy tips allowing us to have our pumpkin pie and eat it too.

“It’s most important to not deprive yourself,” she said, “Because that's when you can slip off the plan a little bit easier and have the whole pie instead of just a piece.

For many, Thanksgiving is an all day feast, but Cogliandro says light snacks before the big meal is healthiest.

“If you can cut the grazing throughout most of the day and maybe just have some light snacks until you get to that big meal and that way you can indulge in some of the higher calorie foods,” she said.

After the turkey feast Cogliandro says do not go from the table to the T.V. despite the temptation.

“Encourage the whole family to take a walk even if it’s just around the block,” she said, “10 minutes will still give you a good benefit, but strive for 30 and get the whole family out there.”

Cogliandro says one day of indulging won’t hurt, but it’s important to get back on track the next day.

“It all boils down to portions; we can have those high calorie foods but just a little bit of them.”

Cogliandro says it’s important to stay hydrated because often times we confuse dehydration with hunger and we end up grabbing another sliver of pie instead of a sip of water.

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