Thanksgiving is on Thursday.
With the holiday on the way so is stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and of course, turkey.
With plenty of food — and calories — on everyone’s minds, Dr. Mike Sevilla from the Family Practice Center of Salem has some holiday tips to keep you healthy.
- One-third of your plate should be fruits and vegetables. These foods can help control hunger and supply adequate nutrients.
- Use a small plate. Researchers at Cornell University found a 30% reduction in plate size can lead to an aver 30% reduction in food the person eats.
- Save your calories for your main meal.
- Focus on lean protein.
- Consume moderate fat.
- Reduce the number of complex carbohydrates you eat.
- Don’t skip exercise or exercise more than normal. If you try to overexercise before eating, you can end up eating more.
- Don’t stress over everything too much.