Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It’s time to cook, plan, and prepare your Thanksgiving dinner and not long after will be Christmas. We know searching for delicious seasonal recipes can be daunting so as you plan and prepare your meal for this wonderful holiday, we suggest you add this delicious Thanksgiving cranberry sauce recipe to your menu. It’s quick, easy, and delicious! Because the holiday’s are almost officially here!Read More >
The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to be thankful and to focus on what we are thankful for.
Here are a list of 10 Thanksgiving quotes and thoughts on thankfulness:
1. If you never learned the lesson of thankfulness, begin now. Sum up your mercies; see what provision God has made for your happiness, what opportunities for your usefulness, and what advantages for your success. – Ida S. Taylor
2. There is no better opportunity to receive more than to be thankful for what you already have. Thanksgiving opens the windows of opportunity for ideas to flow your way. – Jim Rohn
3. Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. – William John Cameron
4. As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy
5. A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. – Cicero
6. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. – Albert Schweitzer
7. Develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. – Brian Tracy
8. ‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding. – Alice Walker
9. Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – W.T. Purkiser
10. Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. – Theodore Roosevelt
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Overeating seems to be the norm during all holidays, but when it comes to Thanksgiving, everything is literally all about the food. How do you make sure that the turkey is the only thing that’s stuffed this year? Here are ten tips to surviving the smorgasbord whether you are hosting the feast yourself, or asked to bring a dish to someone else’s house.
1. Stay away from foods that increase your appetite. A good rule of thumb is to avoid anything white, for instance potatoes, rice, or bread. Whole-grain foods have more fiber, so they fill you up faster, move more slowly through your system so you feel satisfied longer, and stabilize your blood sugar so you won’t be as eager for dessert. Try bean salad instead of potato salad, brown rice instead of white rice, whole grain bread or rolls instead of the white, over-processed kind.
2. Don’t drink your calories. Liquid sugars cause a surge of blood glucose and insulin that increases your appetite and puts your body in fat storage mode. Alcohol lowers your willpower, too. Stick to sparkling water or unsweetened ice tea, or ONE glass of wine.
3. Serve a veggie platter with hummus or bean dip instead of onion or artichoke dip. Or try your veggies marinated: cut up 8-10 cups of assorted fresh vegetables, like broccoli, cauliflower, snap peas, mushrooms, bell peppers, jicama, etc. into bite-size pieces. Place in a covered container and pour a whole bottle of red wine vinaigrette or balsamic vinaigrette over them. Marinate in the refrigerator up to 24 hours. Drain vegetables thoroughly and place on a serving platter.
4. Don’t “save room” all day before you sit down to dinner. Keep your metabolism and blood sugar stable by eating regular small meals and snacks. If you starve all day, you’ll be so hungry by dinnertime that all your good intentions will go right out the window. Plus, your body will convert more of those calories to fat than it would otherwise.
5. Fill your plate 2/3 full of fruits and vegetables before dishing up the rest of your meal.
6. Visualize the amount of food that can fit into both of your cupped hands. That’s how much your stomach can hold.
7. Use a smaller plate. Plate sizes have been getting bigger over the years, and so have people’s waistlines. Break the trend and use a bread or dessert plate for your salad, and a salad plate for your dinner. And keep it to one layer deep!
8. Eat slowly and chew your food well. After every few bites, put down your fork, socialize for a while, then decide if you are really still hungry.
9. For a great cookbook filled with desserts, appetizers and cocktails that actually melt fat, go to www.HealingGourmet.com.
10. Challenge the kids to a game of tag or hide and seek after dinner. Or maybe take a walk with a family member you haven’t seen in a while. It will give you some alone time to catch up and help you both digest your meal.
Thanksgiving doesn’t have to derail your diet. Follow these tips, and you’ll be thankful that you, and the top button on your pants, survived the holiday.
Written by: Judy Bennett, CHHP
About the Author:
Judy Bennett is the mastermind behind Wicked Smart Wellness, an online education series that helps women achieve their wellness and weight loss goals without starvation, deprivation, or sobriety. Judy is a board-certified wellness and health care strategist, writer, speaker, consumer advocate, and ass-kicker. She has also practiced physical therapy for almost twenty years. She has written two books: If You’re Old and You Know It, Clap Your Hands, and Bloody Marys: Sanguine Solutions for a Slew of Situations.