How to enjoy a trim Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Christopher Craft Plastic Surgery!

Now, as much as we all look forward to this unbridled day of gluttony, Thanksgiving can also mark the demise of many a diet, but it doesn't have to be this way. By following these tips, you may be able to enjoy some of your favorite dishes – and the holiday itself – without scrapping weeks of restricted caloric intake in the process.

Tip One – Set realistic expectations

Insisting that you will just stick to leafy greens and low-fat turkey breast is all well and good, but if you know deep down that you won't follow through, then there is no point repeating this mantra to yourself. Instead, identify the dishes you know you won't be able to turn down and set to work determining an acceptable portion size. After all, if you break the rules you've set for yourself right from the get-go, you're more likely to go overboard since your game plan has already fallen through.

Tip Two – Eat a filling breakfast

Just as you should never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach, approaching the Thanksgiving dinner table with a growling stomach is also a big no-no. Eating a filling breakfast like oatmeal earlier in the day can wake up your metabolism and help you show a bit more restraint when the turkey finally comes out of the oven.

Tip Three –  Don't just focus on food

Yes, food typically takes center stage, but this holiday is also about spending time with your loved ones. Try to come up with activities like movies, board games or a simple walk around the block to shift the focus from what you can and cannot eat.

With these tips in mind, you may be able to get through the holiday season without packing on too many extra pounds. Then, as a gift to yourself, why not contact a Miami plastic surgeon about procedures that can further enhance your figure? Dr. Christopher Craft is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in tummy tucks, liposuction, breast implants and more.

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