During the Thanksgiving holiday, there’s a lot to think about.
How long do you cook the turkey? How many guests will fit around your table? Is your Aunt Edna allergic to pecans?
Generally speaking, most of us are so consumed with the holiday details that we take little notice of what we’re doing to our daily diet. The average American consumes over 4,500 calories at Thanksgiving dinner, including appetizers and beverages. If you’re keeping count, that’s double your recommended caloric intake for the entire day…and you ate it at one meal.
Our DFW food distribution delivery couriers know it’s tough. With so much delicious food, and such a festive atmosphere, you can’t help but stand over the brie dip and stake your claim, or wipe up the last of the gravy off your plate with your third dinner roll, or add an extra dollop (or three) of fresh whipped cream to your hearty slice of pumpkin pie. (Is your stomach growling, yet?)
For the last several weeks, our Dallas Courier team has been delivering you tips on Thanksgiving survival. We’ve touched on how to be great guests and fabulous hosts, and now it’s time for some tips on surviving Thanksgiving Day without demolishing your daily diet.
- Eat breakfast- The most important meal of the day is even more important on Thanksgiving morning. If you starve yourself all morning, you’re more likely to overindulge by the time dinner is served. Stick with high protein, and complex carbs, like eggs and whole wheat toast.
- Get some exercise- The holiday is not an excuse to skip your workout. Plan to get some exercise early in the day so it doesn’t get skipped.
- Position yourself- Chat with friends and family away from the buffet table to avoid mindless eating. Get a few tastes, then venture to another room or outside to socialize.
- Get a glass of water- Keep a cool glass of water in one of your hands while you wait on dinner. Not only will this keep you from drinking your calories in sugary or alcoholic beverages, it will keep you hydrated and keep your hands busy. It’s tough to dig into the relish tray when your hands are already full.
- Fill your plate right- Aim for 50% non-starch veggies to fill your plate. That means Brussels sprouts, carrots, or salad. Then add a hefty serving of lean protein (hello, white meat turkey!), and the rest you can use to taste the dressing, yams, and green bean casserole.
- Don’t sweat it- If you overindulge, well, you’ve overindulged. Tomorrow is a new day, and you can get back on track without completely falling off the wagon.
Remember, Thanksgiving the rest of the holiday season is about enjoying time with your loved ones. If you focus on the relationships and less on the food, you’ll survive Thanksgiving just fine!
One way to get a little more of that quality time is to hand over your transportation and logistics processes to the holiday delivery professionals at Dallas Courier.
DFW food distribution delivery routes can be brutal during the holidays. The increase in manifests and the congested roads can make your weekly deliveries a nightmare. Thankfully, our Dallas Courier team is a dream to work with. Just ask any one of our satisfied customers.
With 24/7 availability, a variety of fleet, and a commitment to hiring the most experienced and well trained team members, your DFW food distribution routes are in great hands. Not only that, our couriers offer a variety of services, including healthcare transportation, urgent, and oversized deliveries.
If you’re ready to get back to your core competencies (or your pumpkin pie), partner with our couriers for your T&L needs. Managing your deliveries throughout DFW has never been easier. Contact Dallas Courier today to find out more.