As we prepare to sit down with our families to celebrate thanksgiving (a day where ingesting upwards of 3,000 calories is commonplace), I wanted to pause and think about incorporating some mindful eating tactics for the day.
First, this is a day to celebrate being with friends and family and enjoy sharing a meal together – it’s not really a day for counting calories and that’s all good. Enjoy all the wonderful food. Savor, eat slowly and appreciate each bite.
If you cooked, you know Thanksgiving dishes can be a bit labor intensive. As you sit down to eat, take a look at your plate and have a moment to appreciate all the time and love that went into the food.
Before you even take a bite, look around your table at the friends and family that have gathered together and acknowledge the bond you share. Take a moment to savor each bite. Be present through the meal by slowing down.
Have a happy thanksgiving and enjoy spending time with loved ones!