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The One Thing That Doesn’t Belong at the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving-585A lot of things belong on the Thanksgiving table. Turkey. Green beans. Mashed potatoes. Pie, of all varieties. But you know what you can go ahead and leave behind? Food guilt.

Over on Fit Bottomed Eats, Kristen wrote a fantastic post about this. And it was so good that we just had to share — and continue the discussion. Just like we’ve found dieting, calorie-counting and obsessively weighing ourselves to be not only torturous but also actually damaging to our confidence, body image and even our fitness goals in our everyday lives, the same case can be made for the holiday season.

The holidays are about joy, togetherness, gratitude and celebrating. Definitely be mindful and eat foods that make you feel good, but do not suffer from food guilt at the Thanksgiving table this year. Don’t worry about burning off every bite. Don’t stress if you ate a few too many bites. Truly enjoy the moment.

What feelings are you hoping to have at the Thanksgiving table this year? It’s my daughter’s first Thanksgiving so I’m hoping for quite a bit of joy — and surprise — as she tastes things like mashed potatoes for the first time! —Jenn

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