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Skin Inc. Magazine Wishes You a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 25, 2008

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Choosing whole grains, fruits, vegetables, broth-based soups, salads, and other foods with lots of water and fiber add to the feeling of fullness.

Spread out the food and fun all day long. At the Finn family Thanksgiving gathering, they schedule dessert after a walk, while watching a movie together. "We eat midday, and instead of another meal at dinnertime, we continue the feast with dessert a few hours after the main meal," Finn explains.

Go easy on alcohol

Don't forget those alcohol calories that can add up quickly. "Have a glass of wine or a wine spritzer and between alcoholic drinks, or enjoy sparkling water," says Diekman. "This way you stay hydrated, limit alcohol calories, and stay sober."Be realistic

The holiday season is a time for celebration. With busy schedules and so many extra temptations, this is a good time to strive for weight maintenance instead of weight loss. "Shift from a mindset of weight loss to weight maintenance," says Finn. "You will be ahead of the game if you can avoid gaining any weight over the holidays."