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All though is the day when you are suppose to take full advantage of your Thanksgiving meal, it does not have to sabotage your weight, experts say. With a little know-how, you can satisfy your desire for traditional favorites and still enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast. After all, being stuffed is a good idea only if you are a turkey!

Eat Breakfast:

Eating a nutritious meal with protein and fiber before you arrive takes the edge off your appetite and allows you to be more discriminating in your food and beverage choices.

Get Active:

Take a walk early in the day and then again after dinner. It is a wonderful way for families to get physical activity and enjoy the holiday together.

Lighten Up

Make your recipes healthier with less fat, sugar, and calories.

Police Your Portions

Before you fill your plate, survey the buffet table and decide what you’re going to choose. Then select reasonable-sized portions of foods you cannot live without.

Slowly Savor

Eating slowly, putting your fork down between bites, and tasting each mouthful is one of the easiest ways to enjoy your meal and feel satisfied with one plate full of food.

Go Easy on Alcohol

Alcohol calories can add up quickly. Have a glass of wine or a wine spritzer and between alcoholic drinkthis way you stay hydrated, limit alcohol calories, and stay sober.

Be Realistic

The holiday season is a time for celebration this is a good time to strive for weight maintenance instead of weight loss.

Focus on Family and Friends

Thanksgiving is not just about the delicious bounty of food. It’s a time to celebrate relationships with family and friends.