Thanksgiving kicks of a season of traditionally gluttonous holiday meals. The holiday season is a great time to start the practice of mindful eating because you will be able to continue to build on this habit all year long. Not only will you eat less, but you will enjoy eating more and experience less guilt and anxiety around food. Before you fill your plate for your next holiday meal, slow down and follow Dr. Lisa's intentional approach to holiday meals.
- Manage your appetite. Don’t skip breakfast on the day of a big meal! Eating a breakfast with both protein and fiber will ensure you feel full. A good option for your pre-holiday breakfast is scrambled eggs, lox, and whole wheat toast. Drink water throughout the day to stay well hydrated so you don’t confuse hunger for thirst. You can infuse your water and add flavor by adding fruit. Here are two recipes that we love along with their health benefits (1):
- Blackberry & Sage: Rich in skin-healthy antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C and helps the immune system fight seasonal colds
- Cranberries & Lime: Full of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, and rich in antioxidants
Plan your meals ahead and with intention to kickstart a more healthy lifestyle. Our menu includes gluten free, low calorie, vegetarian, and paleo options that can be cooked quickly so you have time to savor the dining experience. Click below to learn more about how our meal delivery service works.