Thanksgiving has always by far been my favorite holiday. I just can’t get enough of the turkey and the fixings!
The problem is we want to stuff ourselves to the brim and that just sets us up for digestion issues like bloating, constipation, and heartburn.
I still want you to enjoy your holiday of course, but here are a few tips to help you not gain a ton of weight and keep your digestive system on track this week.
- Make healthy veggie side dishes like Brussel sprouts, kale salad, green beans and eat at least some of those first, especially if the veggies are raw. Raw veggies have enzymes that will help you digestion the heavier foods like stuffing, mash potatoes, turkey, etc.
- When making your stuffing opt for gluten-free or sprouted grain bread. Both will be easier to digest and will help you from feeling to “stuffed.”
- When making your desserts try to substitute coconut sugar in place of regular sugar. Coconut sugar doesn’t spike the blood sugar the same as regular sugar and has more vitamins/minerals.
- Remember you don’t have to stuff yourself so much that you feel sick. Yes Thanksgiving is for a little overindulging, but at what price? You have leftovers to enjoy for a reason!
- Buy a high quality turkey and make bone broth out of it. The next day make a light turkey and veggie soup. This is a trick I use all the time and often times why I make soup on Mondays to make my digestive system back on track from perhaps eating out over the weekend. Eat the soup and give your body a break from all of the heavy foods you ate yesterday!
I want to hear from you!
What are your healthy secrets that get you back on track after your Thanksgiving feast?!
In abundant health,