Celebrate Thanksgiving

4 Meaningful Ways To Celebrate Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017

Celebrate Thanksgiving: Happy Thanksgiving to you from the ObesityHelp team! Thank you for being a member of the ObesityHelp Community, visiting the website, or being part of our social media network, and sharing your experiences and support.

Today begins the Holiday season. It is a fun time of year with the celebrations, get-togethers, gifts that we give and receive, the lights, sounds, and traditions. It is also a busy time of year with all of the things that you want to do. As you celebrate Thanksgiving and the Holidays this year, make sure to honor your commitment to your healthy weight loss surgery lifestyle. Check out the helpful resources for your own support.

Embrace the gratitude for your health and wellness! Celebrate Thanksgiving, We have so much to be thankful for.

One of the keys to being happy is to focus on the good things in your life. People that are happy and content in their lives tend to take better care of themselves, make healthy food choices, exercise and move more, and enjoy the relationships they share with others.

4 Meaningful Ways To Celebrate Thanksgiving

Start your day with gratitude

You may not have everything you want in your life or prefer that things were different. We tend to put our attention on the things we don’t like. Switch it up this year and try swapping that mindset out to focus on the things you do have in your life. When you live with an attitude of gratitude, it can make a huge positive difference in your outlook. Try beginning your day and take a couple of minutes to think about three (or more) things in your life that you’re grateful for such as family, friends, work associates, job, opportunities, living a fuller life, and your healthy lifestyle.

Be kind

Kindness is a double win. It is a win for the person that you were kind to and a win for you because it makes you feel great about yourself. Give yourself a goal to pass along a kindness once a day. It doesn’t have to be anything huge. Let someone into a line of traffic ahead of you, open a door for someone, return a shopping cart, give someone a compliment that you genuinely feel, leave a positive comment on someone’s blog or social media post.

Celebrate Thanksgiving -Turn off and tune in

Turn off the computers and cell phones, ignore social media and tune in to the people you’re with for Thanksgiving Day. Connect with others you’re with face-to-face and heart-to-heart with conversation and laughter. Fill up with the family and friends you’re sharing Thanksgiving with instead of food.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal

Sure, Thanksgiving food choices can include your favorite aunt’s amazing desserts and decadent calorie-laden dishes. It can also just as easily include food choices that are healthy and keep you on track with your weight loss and maintenance of your healthy lifestyle. You’re eating small quantities of food so focus on the quality of your food choices.

Try the three-bite idea, if there is a dish that you just have to try, take a small portion and eat three small bites. You get to taste the dish, only eat a small amount of it, and after three bites of anything, you don’t get the same taste as you did with the first few bites. Savor and enjoy the new relationship you have with healthy food and eating in a way that you feel great about. Celebrate Thanksgiving!

“What if, today, we were grateful for everything? ~ Charlie Brown

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ~ Anne Frank

“Be present in all things and thankful for all things. ~ Maya Angelou

Celebrate Thanksgiving