Give Thanks for Your Food

Thanksgiving is a great time of year to stop and look at all the things there are to be thankful for in your life: family, friends, a good job, health etc. Sometimes things like a warm home and good food can be overlooked or taken for granted. This year, take time to be thankful for the food that you are able to provide for your family.

With a grateful attitude of thanksgiving, there is no need to monitor portion sizes, take the skin off your turkey or have only one piece of pie. Instead, come to the table hungry, enjoy the food and company you are with and leave satisfied. With an attitude of thanksgiving, savor each bite and pay attention to how your body responds. Trust that your body was created with the mechanisms to make up for days of plenty or days of scarcity.

If you know others that are not as fortunate, invite them to the table or help them with providing a plentiful meal for their family. Give thanks for your food and take time to appreciate all that life has given you.

Brenda Husing, RD, CD, CLS

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