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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Be Thankful, Be Mindful

It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us!  I am sure that many of us will be gathering around the table later enjoying some sort of feast.  It is so easy to overeat on this particular day, so I challenge you to be mindful about what goes into your mouth today.  Try to find balance and not overdo anything.  Sure, that second helping of stuffing looks good now, but how will it make you feel later?  Try to stop eating when you feel satisfied, not full.  Try small samples of all of your favorites, so that you don't feel deprived.  Incorporate some physical activity today as well.  Go for a family walk, a bike ride, a run...just move!

It is easy to get caught up in the buzz of the season and to forget what we are actually celebrating.  We need to remember that it is not about the parties, the parades, or the shopping.  Let's all be thankful for what we have, each and every day.  Treat everyday as if it were Thanksgiving and cherish the moments that you can spend with your loved ones.  Stay tuned for some healthy after-Thanksgiving recipes!  Happy Thanksgiving!!!