Healthy Thanksgiving eating tips from Gundersen in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — No matter what you are having, or when, Thanksgiving is a day that is notable for people eating plenty and some times too much.

That isn’t good for your health.

One day of breaking your diet won’t ruin your health goals.

Focusing on the food that sound good to you instead of trying to taste everything can help you avoid some unnecessary calories.

“Really savoring those foods,” said a registered dietician at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. “Trying to take about 20 to 30 minutes to finish your meal, because that’s going to allow your brain and stomach enough time to talk to each other and give your body that sense of fullness.”

Having some fiber such as wild rice or vegetables with your protein will help you feel fuller for longer.

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