SAY NO TO THE THANKSGIVING MUFFIN TOP-4 TIPS to feeling good on Thanksgiving

Let's face it, we love to indulge and this is the day to do just that. The one day you are supposed to eat everthything on your plate and going back for seconds is expected.

We celebrate and give thanks to abundance, but we don't have to wear a reminder the rest of the year in the form of a muffin top.

4 TIPS TO FEELING PRETTY GOOD AFTER THE THANKSGIVING MEAL

1. LIGHT EXERCISE BEFORE AND AFTER THE MEAL-When you eat the calorie- and fat-laden meal, your triglyceride levels become elevated and you blood sugar spikes. This can lead to a feeling of malaise.  So do some walking before and after. A brisk ouTdoor walk can help digest food and give you some fresh air.

2. DRINK WATER ALL DAY- This will give you a feeling of fullness so you will not be too tempted to overindulge.

3. START THE MEAL WITH EXTRA SMALL PORTIONS-That way, when you go back for seconds, you're not overeating.

4. MAKE SOME FOOD SWAPS-Start with the veggies/salad to signal your fullness faster and longer.For example, Choose white skinless meat over dark meat. Choose fresh steamed green beans over green bean casserole.

ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL DAY!!