The Realities of Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving FeastThanksgiving is less than a month away and I am already dreaming about two very specific things. The first thing, I can’t tell you about yet…it’s a secret (you’ll find out the last week of November). The other, well that’s easy – FOOD. All the foods. Drunken turkey (hint – it’s cooked in wine), cornbread and sage dressing, homemade mac n cheese and broccoli casserole. Basically, all of the things that could make my drive back to Michigan long and miserable. I say “could” because there are products out there to help you #GetReliefFromTheFeast .

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Here are some other tips to help #GetReliefFromTheFeast

  • Veggies are good.  Vegging is bad.  After you’ve had that glorious meal, the worst thing you can do for your digestion is pile up on the couch and kick back to some football.  You’d be better served to go outside and play some football!  Stay up, stay active.  Moving around helps aid digestion.
  • Give yourself a break.  Don’t jump right from the turkey straight to the apple pie.  Give your meal a chance to “settle”.  Spend time enjoying your family, play that game of football and come back for dessert later.
  • When you do come back for dessert, limit how much sugar you take in.  All of that ooey, gooey sweetness actually makes it harder for your body to properly digest everything you’ve consumed.
  • Drink lots of water.  Enough said.  Water is good!
  • Eat plenty of fiber.  It helps everything digest and “move” int he right direction.

While the food is great, what I am most looking forward to is time with my family.  I don’t get to see them often since I moved to Michigan.  There is no amount of delicious mac n cheese that can make up for missing them.

What are you most looking forward to?

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