Healthy Thanksgiving Eating Tips

Does turkey really make you sleepy? What’s the healthiest kind of pie? Test your holiday nutrition savvy

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
4-minute read
Episode #164

A big holiday dinner isn’t going to make you fat any more than a day or two eating cabbage soup is going to make you thin. When it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, or even just trying to eat a healthy diet, I suggest that you not focus too much on your best days or your worst days.In the long run, what really matters is how you eat most days.

So, enjoy your holiday. And I’ll see you back here next week, with more quick and dirty tips for eating well and feeling fabulous.


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Have a great week and remember to eat something good for me!


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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.