The Skinny on Thanksgiving – 5 Tips to Lighten Up Your Holiday Meal

27 Nov
  1. Engage in some sort of exercise early in the day and you’ll sleep better at night.  A brisk 30-minute walk is all you need to burn some quick calories and feel energized.  You’re in luck if it’s a sunny day – soak in some Vitamin D!  If you have a bit more time, hop on a bike or go for a quick hike.  Just thinking about all those delicious “sides” to sample later should be all the motivation you need to get up, out the door and moving.
  2. Don’t deny yourself, dig in and sample everything from the flaky fresh biscuits to the sweet potato pie, but limit your portion sizes.  Check out WebMD®’s Portion Size Plate, an interesting visual take on portion control.  You can even download a handy wallet-size version.
  3. Drink water.  Simple.  Calorie-free.  Don’t fill up on empty calories!  OK, maybe one glass of wine, it is a holiday after all.
  4. Who doesn’t love a heavenly smoked Gouda or a buttery Manchego?  Step away from the cheese plate.  Go for lighter appetizers like the colorful veggie platter or grab a salad.
  5. Or, disregard the four tips above and simply eat “lighter” on Friday.  Feel like having a second helping of homemade stuffing?  Yes, thank you.  It takes 3,500 unburned calories to pack on an extra pound.  Chances are indulging in just one big meal will not prevent you from fitting into your skinny jeans, your boyfriend jeans or your comfy leggings on Friday.

As you begin to digest your Thanksgiving feast, you may feel a bit sleepy.  Especially if you’re the host with a house full of guests, a sink full of dishes and an assortment of leftovers to fit back into your refrigerator.

This is the perfect opportunity to sneak in a quick nap on the couch or better yet, slip away to your Shifman mattress.  We think you’ll have the most restful post-Thanksgiving catnap of your life.  Wake up refreshed, rejoin your guests and dive into that slice of homemade pumpkin pie.  You did save room for pie, right?

Happy Thanksgiving from Shifman  Mattress Company.

happy-thanksgiving

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