Jennifer Lopez's nutritionist, Haylie Pomroy, has a few tips for this year's Thanksgiving dinner.
Firstly, eat foods that help boost your metabolism: "Eat lots of fruit between when you wake up and 2 pm because this is when your pancreas is most active. In addition, loading up on active sugars in the morning increases your metabolism. Avoid dieting (yay!) and if you really want to boost your metabolism, try a 5-day cleanse in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That way, when you do indulge, your body isn’t taking as big a hit."
Secondly, Pomroy suggests eating foods that are high in protein and healthy fats before heading out to an event. Foods like tuna, hard boiled eggs and almond butter can help keep you from over-eating.
Lastly, the holidays is the perfect time to indulge in the more expensive food and drinks. "Organic wines and high-end liquor are much easier for our bodies to process and metabolize than the cheap stuff. That’s because any impurities need to process through the liver, working it harder and preventing it from bringing down body fat at the same time."