How to have a mindful Thanksgiving?

1. Ayurveda believes meals are social.  Focus first on enjoying the company of your family and special friends and second on your delicious food.  

2. Start with smaller portions so you don't feel compelled to finish more than your body needs to consume, just because it's on your plate.  

3. Eat slowly and mindfully throughout the Thanksgiving meal. Sometimes we don't necessarily feel full because we eat more food before our body can signal us that it's time to stop.  Listen to your body and give yourself at least 15-20 minutes before helping yourself to a second serving.

4. Thanksgiving is about being grateful. Ayurveda believes that each person is unique, and you should choose how you say thank you to those around you. Doing a gratitude list can feel right for one person, but meditating and reflecting can feel better for someone else. Do what feels right for you and your mindset.

We wish you and your family a healthy and happy thanksgiving!

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