As Thanksgiving approaches, don’t lose sight of what’s important.
Yes, food is a big part of Thanksgiving, but that is not what the holiday is all about. If you find yourself stressing about the calories or macros surrounding your meal, remind yourself what is most important.
This holiday is all about being thankful for what we have and spending time with the people in our lives that mean the most to us. Food can add to that, but it isn’t all there is.
Instead of worrying that your Aunt’s famous stuffing you love so much is going to ruin your progress, focus on the fact that you only get to enjoy it one day every year. Having some will only add to the enjoyment of Thanksgiving dinner with your family.
Instead of looking at pumpkin pie as a high-calorie, sugar filled dessert, see it as a memory of baking with your kids that you’re going to cherish forever.
Maybe you’ll choose to be careful with your diet on Thanksgiving. Maybe you’ll choose to eat anything and everything. Maybe you’ll fall somewhere in-between. Regardless of how you approach it, don’t lose sight of what’s important.
When you look back on the holiday, it’s not the calories or macros you’re going to remember. It’s the special moments: the laughs, the stories, the games.
Those things might involve some amazing food or they might not, but at the end of the day, THOSE are the things that matter.