Even if you aren’t religious, giving thanks for our food is something that really benefits us. Many may be worried about over-eating on Thanksgiving Day with all the rich-tasting foods, many of the dishes being ones we don’t typically have throughout the year. The day becomes a dreaded day when we feel we can’t hold back and may feel that we will ruin our diets or gain weight. This doesn’t have to be true and it isn’t true. Be thankful for the abundance of food available to you. Offer up thanks for your food. Be truly grateful to have food to fill your belly. Savor each bite you take. Sip on a favorite drink. Enjoy the company you’re with. Don’t rush through the meal. Only take a small serving of each dish. If you really want seconds, take it without feeling guilty. Eat a piece of pie.
Go for a 20 minute walk after eating, even if it’s cold.
Hug someone. Tell another how much they mean to you or what you’re thankful about them.
Call a friend or relative you haven’t talked to in awhile.
Text your co-workers a quick “Happy Thanksgiving.”
In all, enjoy this day and don’t let food get in the way of your happiness.